White liberals are greatly more likely to have a mental health problem, according to a Pew Research Center study.
The Pew study showed that white liberals from all ages were more likely to have a mental health issue when compared to moderates or conservatives, with the difference especially pronounced among the ages between 18 to 29, according to Evie Magazine.
Among young white liberals, 46% said they have a mental health problem, a rate much greater than white moderates of the same age (26%) and white conservatives (21%).
Divided up to an even greater extent, young whites who said they were “very liberal” were almost 1 1/2 times more likely to have a mental health issue than young people who were simply “liberal.”
The study also revealed that young white women who were liberal or very liberal were also significantly the most likely to have a mental health diagnosis at 56%, compared to 28% of moderate women and 27% of conservative women.
A similar disconnection, although less severe, was found among young white males, with 34% having mental health problems, compared with 22% of moderates and 16% of conservatives.
Author: Blake Ambrose
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