Survey: Republicans' well-being higher than Democrats', indies'

Americans who self-identify as Republicans have higher levels of wellbeing than do Democrats, while both Republicans and Democrats have higher wellbeing than independents…

Republicans do significantly better than independents across all six wellbeing sub-indexes. Democrats score higher than independents on four of the six, the exceptions being the Work Environment and Physical Health sub-indexes.

Republicans outperform Democrats the most in terms of their workplace perceptions, access to basic necessities, and physical health. Differences between the groups on two other key areas of wellbeing — emotional health and healthy behaviors — are smaller, but statistically significant.