Monday, June 26, 2006

Those Godless Liberals

Ann Coulter is right, Democrats really are "godless" liberals.

And, what’s more, conservatives are happier than liberals. This according to a Wall Street Journal commentary today by Arthur C. Brooks of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Affairs.

According to Mr. Brooks, polling data shows that conservatives are a happier bunch, and much better adjusted to their adult lives than liberals.

“…[T]he best data available show that conservatives have a clear edge over liberals in terms of happiness and emotional fortitude.”

Why? One not-so-insignificant reason seems to be that conservatives go to church or synagogue.

“…[R]eligion is the most important cultural faultline between the left and right: In 2000, for example, conservative Americans were twice as likely as liberals to attend a house of worship every week, and half as likely to have no religion. Voluminous research on happiness has shown that religious people are much happier about their lives and futures than nonreligious people, and that it is religious faith per se that causes at least part of this difference.”

Ann Coulter is definitely on to something. That’s why her book is number one on the New York Times bestseller list. (What a delicious irony there…)