Monday, February 2, 2015


Is being a conservative harmful to your health?

To test this the researchers set out to evaluate whether time to death was associated in any way with party political affiliation or political ideology, along with the impact of self-reported health and happiness.

Data was taken from the American 2008 General Social Survey-National Death Index dataset. The time to death for 32,830 participants was analyzed, between the years of 1976 and 2008. This dataset is comprised of interviews conducted in person, utilizing a core set of questions asked each year to a different set of participants.

While there was no difference in time to death between participants affiliated with the Democrat and Republican parties, participants who described themselves as "independents" were significantly less likely to die during the study period. This difference became apparent after the researchers adjusted the data for individual variables such as age, sex, education and household income.

However, participants identifying as liberal were less likely to die early compared with moderates or conservatives. This finding remained the same after adjusting the data for individual variables.

Wonder why? It's obvious. They are "anti-people"; more concerned about making money than protection the environment. Believe that they are entitled to a bigger piece of the economic pie because they deserve it.

Looks like the forces of nature (and the Man upstairs) don't agree.