Speaker Office of Nancy Pelosi via Wikimedia Commons

You don’t have to be crazy to be liberal, but it helps.

That’s according to a new study that finds white liberals are more likely than conservatives or moderates to report a clinical diagnosis of mental illness.

“Sixty-two percent of Whites who classify themselves as ‘very liberal’ or ‘liberal’ have been told by a doctor they have a mental health condition, as compared to 26% of conservatives and 20% of moderates, The Washington Times’ Kelly Sadler writes, citing a Pew Research Center survey.

“Young White people who identified as ‘very liberal’ were almost one and a half times more likely to report mental health problems than those who considered themselves ‘liberal,’” Sadler writes.

The study also found over half of liberal white women report being diagnosed with a mental illness.

The study was published in 2020, but came to public attention in April after a posted about it on Twitter.

 

While the disparity in mental illness diagnoses is attributed by some to liberals’ increased openness to seeking mental health treatment, some note there could be a natural correlation, as liberals are shown to be likely to believe false claims about conspiracies, police brutality and COVID death rates.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Bug D
Bug D
1 month ago

Well duh…..This is a surprise? Nice to see it in print, though

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

Hell we know that. Sane people aren’t liberal

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

Darn it! I was gonna say that! I guess great minds think alike.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Leftisim is Mental disease big time, see Pelosi, Schumer, Sanders, BLM, Antifa, Castro

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

Biden is somehow missing from this list. He’s as good an example as the others, having been one for decades.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Dumbocraps are criminally insane.
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