And they also believe Saddam was behind 9/11

Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others:

Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats.

One of the things I find interesting about this Gallup report is the way the text slides quickly from talking about better self-reported mental health to “better mental health” as if the two had some uncomplicated relationship. It’s almost as if Gallup were –gasp– spinning the living crap out of their poll numbers. (Note also that the regression coefficient for income versus self-reported mental health is much bigger than all the others. But “more money makes people say they’re happier” wouldn’t be a good thing to say when the level of income inequality keeps rising…)


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