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Trump voters report worse mental health than Biden supporters, study finds

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Newsweek, July 2022

People who voted for Donald Trump in the last election are less likely to now report better mental health than those who supported President Joe Biden, according to a study. Overall, a majority (87 percent) of the 1,750 American adults taking part in the study published in Political Research Quarterly declared that their general health was “about the same,” with 71 percent saying their mental health has also not gotten significantly better or worse since the 2020 presidential election.

However, when broken down between those who voted for the former and the current president, those who supported the Republican were less likely to report they now have better mental health, but not general health, than their counterparts who voted for the current president. Among Trump voters, only 7 percent reported better mental health since the 2020 election, compared to 23 percent of Biden supporters.

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