What Your Politics Say About Your Mental Health

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to be depressed, according to a BuzzFeed/SurveyMonkey survey.

Researchers are starting to study the ways Democrats and Republicans might think differently, but there's still not much data about the links between political party and mental health. Does being a Democrat — or a Republican — mean you're more prone to depression, anxiety, or other mental ailments? To find out, BuzzFeed partnered with SurveyMonkey to ask Americans about their political affiliation and whether or not they'd ever been diagnosed with any of 12 mental health conditions and learning disabilities. SurveyMonkey Audience conducted the online survey exclusively for BuzzFeed, gathering a randomly selected, nationally representative sample of 1,117 people. The results: