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46 per cent per cent of gay sex app users rank economy over equality

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General / November 9th 2012 at 5:27PM

Grindr users get firmly behind Obama in US election, despite citing economy as highest priority when voting.

Following the re-election of president Barack Obama this week, a survey among users of gay sex and dating app Grindr, found that 46 per cent prioritised the economy over equality when it comes to choosing who to vote for.

The survey revealed that 46 per cent of Grindr users prioritise the bolstering of the economy and the creating of jobs above LGBT equality rights. Equailty did, however, rank second, with health care in third.

Of the 8,200 who took part in the survey, a stonking 76 per cent insisted that they would be voting for Obama, while 20 per cent favoured Republican leader Mitt Romney.

Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr commented: “I was honestly a little surprised to see that about 20 per cent of the respondents saying they’d vote for Mitt Romney. A vote for Romney is a vote against your own economic interests – definitely not in favour of them. For all he cares, gay people are invisible in today’s economy.”

President Obama caused controversy earlier this year, becoming the first US leader to publicly support same-sex marriage.

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