In telephone interviews of 4,014 adults, 18 years old and up, in four surveys from November 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, 43% of Independent respondents rated their mental well being as excellent while only 38% of Democrats thought themselves sane.
Let me restate the above for my Liberal readers:
1. nearly 2/3 of Republicans are normal, sane individuals;
2. almost half of Independents are other than nuts (mostly confused);
3. Democrats are overwhelmingly loony-tunes by 62%, a paltry 1/3 (38%!) of Democrats personally consider their own mental health as "excellent". The Thirty Percenters are obviously deluded.
Further, the findings hold true beyond party affiliation into the categories of income, age, sex, religious service attendance, and education. See the charts here.
The report concludes:
Correlation is no proof of causation, of course. The reason the relationship exists between being a Republican and more positive mental health is unknown, and one cannot say whether something about being a Republican causes a person to be more mentally healthy, or whether something about being mentally healthy causes a person to choose to become a Republican (or whether some third variable is responsible for causing both to be parallel).
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.