Mental Health

Do you want to guess how many people in this country enjoy good psychological health?

Three per cent.

And bout 22% are unstable to the point where it gets scary.

The rest hover in the middle.

See here:

About half of Democrats think Republicans are ignorant (54%) and spiteful (44%). Likewise, about half of Republicans think Democrats are ignorant (49%) and spiteful (54%). 21% of Democrats think Republicans are evil, and about the same share of Republicans (23%) think Democrats are evil.

But wait, there’s good news:

4% of both parties think the other side is fair.
3–4% of both parties think the other side is thoughtful.
2–3% of both parties think the other side is kind.

Unfortunately,

The share of Americans who have more generous impressions is roughly equal to the poll’s margin of error, which is 3%.

As always, I’m one of the tiny minority who thinks that most people of both parties are kind, thoughtful, and not in the least evil. I also think there are crazy creepazoids among both groups but they are a lot fewer than the good folks.

I never thought I’d be the person to say this but it’s a good idea to get out more and expand one’s circle of friends.

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One thought on “Mental Health”

  1. I’m not going to gnash my teeth and wail over the mental health of Americans based on a Survey Monkey survey which is badly designed and has a self selection bias. The poll is nonsense. The same poll has large majorities saying they would not be disappointed if they acquired in-laws from the opposite party. Come on. This makes no sense unless they’re all thinking of that family member of whom they have such a low opinion of that marrying someone from the opposite party would do little to alter it.

    I’ve got plenty of real evidence in the real world to lead me to horrible conclusions anyways. Besides my dim view of humans has very little to do with party labels. :-p

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