Research published by the Pew Research Centre in March 2020 and brought to light by Evie Magazine has indicated that white women who identified as “liberal” or “very liberal” were disproportionately represented in the exhibition of mental health issues.
The study, which examined male and female white liberals, moderates, and conservatives, showed that conservatives were less likely to be diagnosed with mental health issues than those who identified as either liberal or even “very liberal.” Moreover, white liberals were found to have a disposition to mental health complications when compared with all other ideological-racial subgroups, and of this group white women between the ages of 18 and 29 were given a mental health diagnosis at a rate of 56.3%, as opposed to 28.4% in moderates and 27.3% in conservatives.
Zach Goldberg, a Ph.D. candidate in political science who consolidated the study’s data on Twitter, asserted:
“Overall, and with one exception (white moderates), those in 18-29 age group are more likely to report being diagnosed with a mental health condition. The differences among white liberals, though, are striking: almost half of white liberals in this cohort report a diagnosis … One of the things that concern me about liberal social engineering and norm-promotion efforts is that they ostensibly cater to those who are emotionally fragile or those with specific personality profiles. Those with different personality profiles or have higher emotional stability are just expected to shut up and deal with it … I didn’t write this thread to mock white liberals or their apparently disproportionate rates of mental illness (and you shouldn’t either). Rather, this is a question that’s underexplored and which may shed light on attitudinal differences towards various social policies.”
Goldberg noted the possibility that the disparities between the groups – and the high likelihood of issues within the mental states of white liberals – could be “simply or partly a function of white liberals being more likely to seek mental health evaluations.” However, the Ph.D. student gave credit to the data, citing the trend for Liberals to “score higher on neuroticism and, not to mention, score lower on life satisfaction/happiness.”
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