Survey confirms previous research: Left-wingers more prone to mental illness
The new survey of over 8,000 people, conducted by science blog Slate Star Codex, found that those embracing leftwing political beliefs are more likely to have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
The results, reports Summit News, reveal that the farther left people are, the more likely they are to have been “formally diagnosed with depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.”
“In addition, the results show that the highest percentage of respondents (38%) who admit being diagnosed with forms of mental illness also identify politically as Marxists,” said the report. “In comparison, just 12.1% of conservatives say they have been diagnosed with a mental disorder.”
Key survey results, which showed that Democrats were roughly twice as likely to have been diagnosed with a mental disorder as Republicans, included: Post-traumatic stress disorder (Democrats 7.95%, Republicans 3.97%), ADD/ADHD (Democrats 9.13%, Republicans 3.97%), anxiety (Democrats 20.84%, Republicans 10.26%), depression (Democrats 34.43%, Republicans 23.51%).
Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others
Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent. This relationship persists even when controlling for variables such as income, religion, and gender.
A recently completed survey correlating political orientation with mental illness confirmed the findings of previous studies: Those on the political left are significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with mental illness than those on the right. Advertisement - story continues below The...
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