Study Finds More Liberals Than Conservatives Have Mental Disorders


A new look at studies covering the mental illnesses among people with various political ideas seems to show that liberals have far more mental illnesses than conservatives.

Ph.D student Zach Goldberg has performed a deep dive of the raw data in the Pew Center’s most recent American Trends Panel Survey and found that liberals are not doing very well.

This week, Powerline Blog spoke of Goldberg’s study of Pew’s research, and noted that liberals are twice as likely to have a troubled mind than any conservative.

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Powerline posted a chart, and wrote “Especially notable is the lower chart, which shows that “very liberal” whites are much more likely to have mental health problems than “very liberal” non-whites. I’d love to see this broken out further by income, as I suspect that problem is especially strong with rich white liberals.”

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The Pew data is not the only place such results might be found.

Emil O.W. Kirkegaard of the Ulster Institute for Social Research recently published a study entitled “Mental Illness and the Left.”

Here is the abstract:

It has been claimed that left-wingers or liberals (US sense) tend to be more mentally ill than right-wingers or conservatives. This potential link was investigated using the General Social Survey. A search found 5 items measuring one’s own mental illness in different ways (e.g.”Do you have any emotional or mental disability?”). All of these items were associated with left-wing political ideology as measured by self-report. These results held up mostly in regressions that adjusted for age, sex, and race. For the variable with the most data, the difference in mental illness between “extremely liberal” and “extremely conservative” was 0.39 d. This finding is congruent with numerous findings based on related constructs.

This study also offered an interesting chart. It shows that the far left is many times more susceptible to mental disorders than people leaning to the right.

I think every conservative instinctively understands this as fact.

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