A recent study found that high school seniors that identified as liberal were more prone to depression than their conservative counterparts.
Just locus-of-control issues should tell you THAT!
Of all respondents, liberal women reported the highest depressive affect, with liberal women without a college-educated parent topping the charts. More women tended to identify as liberal than male, with 22% reporting a left-leaning political ideology. About the same amount, 21% of men identified as conservative.
Just do a thought experiment: Leftist
religion ideology teaches that you are, at heart, a helpless victim who must have an external agent (ie: a benevolent government) to swoop in and “save” you–YOU can’t do it on your own!
A Conservative OTOH, holds to the idea that he or she can improve and that merit will win out.
Take a wild guess at which belief system is more depressogenic!