If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to enroll in a sociology course at a mid-sized state university as a naive adolescent, waited too long to withdraw during the add/drop period, and were thus forced to take a semester To sit in foaming diatribes against the White Patriarchy delivered by a divorced menopausal hippie with a neon-colored bowl cut, as I have done, these are the least surprising poll results in human history:
“The US poll, which was conducted as part of the US Family Survey 2022discovered that liberals were about 18 percent less likely to be “completely satisfied” with their “mental health” than conservatives. The problem seems to be: particularly acute for liberal womenthat the . registered lowest levels of life satisfaction and mental health.”
Analyzing the data, sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox concluded that marriage and family status have a lot to do with the ideological discrepancy and gender differences: “Since conservatives aged 18-55 are about 20 percentage points more likely to marry, as well as 18 percentage points more likely to have to be content with their family, the lesson here is clear. Marriage and family are strongly linked to happiness and especially to personal mental health.”
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Another study linked religiosity, which conservatives possess in greater abundance, and more optimal mental health outcomes.
These ratings are probably at least partially accurate, but maybe there’s a newer, independent variable in the past two years worth investigating.
Over-educated liberal women were already much more neurotic than the general population before COVID-19 hit. But based on other polls published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the nonstop Public Health© fear has likely worsened the mental health of that population, as “women are more likely to view the pandemic as a very serious health problem and to agree and comply with restrictive measures.” Other studies, unsurprisingly, consistently find that liberals adhere more to COVID protocols than conservatives, suggesting they are taking the Health© doomsday forecast more seriously.
Another study examining why conservatives are less afraid of COVID-19 found that part of the cause is exposure to different media sources than liberals.
It is well documented that fear causes fear. So it’s not hard to assume that the highly orchestrated panic deliberately sparked by the corporate media to boost Big Pharma’s profits and tighten social scrutiny is at least partially responsible for liberals’ shattered mental health. .
The causal link between liberal ideology and poor psychological health is dose-dependent, meaning, as one study showed, the further a person travels to the “extreme” end of the liberal-conservative spectrum, the worse their mental health outcomes.
Again, these findings about people who spend an unhealthy amount of time on the Internet come as no surprise to anyone.