Friday, November 30, 2007

Do Republicans have better mental health?

Usually I wouldn't put up surveys like this, but this was an entertaining one in more ways than one:

PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education.


I would say there's definitely something to it. Some of the most negative experiences I've had have been in college classes where entire class periods were spent talking about nothing except how bad a country the United States is and how we are responsible for all of the world's ills. I can imagine that sort of mentality, which is very common on the Left, can only lead to depression. How can anyone go around living happily in a country when they hate everything about it?

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