A new study finds that white liberals have a significantly higher chance of developing a mental disorder.
The Pew Research Center study showed that white liberals are more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition than political moderates or conservatives, with those between 18 and 29 having the highest risk.
“Among young white liberals, 46% reported being diagnosed with a mental health condition, a rate much higher than young white moderates (26%) and young white conservatives (21%),” Newsmax reported.
Broken down by ideological identification to an even greater extent, 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 identified merely as liberal.Trending:
The study also showed that young white females who identified as liberal or very liberal were by significant margins the most likely to report a mental health diagnosis at 56%, compared to 28% of young moderate women and 27% of young conservative women.
A similar disparity, although less extreme, was also found among young white men, with 34% reporting mental health problems, compared with 22% of moderate white males and 16% of conservative white males.
Zach Goldberg, one of those who helped compile the results of the study, noted that the study was not meant as an ideological attack on leftists. Goldberg insisted, “this is a question that’s underexplored and which may shed light on attitudinal differences towards various social policies.”
The results are hardly surprising.
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