Hey look, he uses unsubstantiated guesses too.Half of the difference between conservatives and liberals is demographic. It has to do with religion and marriage, which is more frequent among conservatives.
Note the article is from 2006, which means the study was from before that...maybe from when republicans had control of the congress and WH? Wonder why, at that time, democrats where less happy than republicans, and even moreso, I wonder if that has changed. I bet it has.A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that conservatives are happier than liberals -- in all income groups. While 34 percent of all Americans call themselves "very happy," only 28 percent of liberal Democrats (and 31 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats) do, compared with 47 percent of conservative Republicans. This finding is niftily self-reinforcing: It depresses liberals.
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
http://www.psych.nyu.edu/jost/Napier...han%20libe.pdfABSTRACT—In this research,we drew on system-justification
theory and the notion that conservative ideology serves a
palliative function to explain why conservatives are happier
than liberals. Specifically, in three studies using nationally
representative data from the United States and nine additional
countries, we found that right-wing (vs. left-wing)
orientation is indeed associated with greater subjective wellbeing
and that the relation between political orientation and
subjective well-being is mediated by the rationalization of
inequality. In our third study, we found that increasing
economic inequality (as measured by the Gini index) from
1974 to 2004 has exacerbated the happiness gap between
liberals and conservatives, apparently because conservatives
(more than liberals) possess an ideological buffer
against the negative hedonic effects of economic inequality.
Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?: Scientific American PodcastJune 24, 2008
Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?
Conservatives have greater subjective life satisfaction than liberals, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Two New York University researchers performed three studies to find out why. Christie Nicholson reports.
Conservatives are happier than liberals. This according to a 2006 Pew Research Center survey cited in a paper published this month in Psychological Science.
But New York University researchers set out to isolate the reasons why right-wingers would have greater subjective well-being than left-wingers.
They collected data from nearly 1,200 people from the 2000 American National Election Study and found that above the effects of gender, marital status, income, religion and age, the reason for this happiness disparity can be distilled to the separate ideologies of liberals and conservatives.
Looks like she is right.... unless you libs can come up with this type of research for an opposite view.
Same thing with group A "loving America more/more patriotic" than group B.
Your assertions about liberals are nothing more than partisan hackery.