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The novel coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the public’s emotional well-being, but a newly released poll found that regular churchgoers report the highest levels of mental health while Democrats remain stuck at the back of the pack.

The Gallup annual mental-health self-assessment released Friday indicated that Americans are struggling with the aftermath of COVID-19, with just 34% rating their mental well-being as “excellent,” the same as last year and a 21-year low for the survey.

Those reporting the best mental state were the faithful: 44% of weekly churchgoers said their mental health was “excellent,” more than any subgroup tracked by Gallup and the only one to register higher levels of emotional health in 2021 than in 2019, before the pandemic.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in the courts of our God.
 They still bear fruit in old age;
    they are ever full of sap and green,
 to declare that the Lord is upright;
    he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (Ps 92:12-15)

Bringing up the rear were low-income earners and Democrats. Only 28% of Democrats said they had “excellent” emotional well-being, even though the survey was conducted Nov. 1-16, a year after Joseph R. Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race.

By contrast, 42% of Republicans and 33% of independents reported “excellent” mental health. Both were well below the pre-pandemic 2019 ratings of 56% for Republicans and 44% for independents.

“The wellbeing of most groups mirrors the national trend, with their mental health scores worsening last year followed by little to no improvement this year,” said the Gallup analysis. “However, Democrats’ mental health rating has been steady at a relatively low level since 2019 while frequent churchgoers’ has been steadily high.”

Indeed, just 29% of Democrats reported “excellent” emotional well-being in 2020, almost the same as their pre-pandemic rating of 30% in 2019.

“Democrats’ ‘excellent’ rating of their emotional wellbeing has consistently been the lowest among the three major party groups, ranging from 28% to 30% over the past three years,” Gallup said. “Meanwhile, 44% of U.S. adults who attend religious services weekly rate their mental health more positively than do those who attend about monthly (38%) or seldom or never (29%).”

(Excerpt from The Washington Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Jessica Renshaw
December 9, 2021

Praise the Lord. His truth guards our minds: “He has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.” May the confusion, fear, depression, anxiety and misery being experienced by those who do not know Christ drive them to seek Him and find His salvation and peace.

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George Meyers
December 9, 2021

My confidence is not in government but in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope that my unsaved loved ones will realize their need for a savior.

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Brian lynch
December 9, 2021

It is so simple. God provides for the needs of those whose trust is in Him. Also, as Christians, we KNOW where we will be when all of this Ungodly nonsense is over. I pity those lost, hopeless people of this world. I pray that they listen to the still, small voice of Holy Spirit, and come to Jesus. In Jesus’ name.

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Marta Gallegos
December 9, 2021

Amen Very Good Father God takes care of His Children. Holy Communion also helped me tremendous. Thank you for encouragement. Amen JESUS IS LORD

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Vicki
December 9, 2021

My husband and I are full time missionaries, thus we do fund raising for support. During the pandemic, our support level went more than double. Our Lord God is truly faithful during time of crisis. Praise and glory to God!

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Christine Rhyner
December 9, 2021

God met our needs for a roof over our children’s heads & food on the table during a job loss that was our only source of income during the pandemic. Job offers & interviews were cancelled for over a year. But my husband & I made a commitment to pay our tithe on unemployment checks, then small amounts of money earned through some freelance virtual work. God is faithful! We were able to pay our bills for 15 months before my husband was blessed with a good job that allows him to work from home. This led to our being able to move from a rental in foreclosure to purchase a home in a location that is beyond what I could have imagined. Trials and the uncomfortable emotions that go with them are often the sweetest times in retrospect because they increase my faith and trust in the Lord who is so good, Who sustains, provides, protects, in Whom we can trust. Glory be to God.

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Janet Klumb
December 9, 2021

Our Pastor and congregation trusted God above the government and began meeting in May 2020 while respecting masking and distancing. There is a difference between power which has evil, selfish demands and authority which is from God and is servant oriented , submissive as was Jesus to His Father. .As CHRISTians, our authority comes from a different Kingdom and King. We as Christians look forward to a hope beyond this earth. We know the Truth from beginning to end. Though we live in chaos for now in this world, God is not a God of confusion but of peace. God’s purpose is clear- He is loving and just . He wants no one to perish and offers redemption for “all who call on His Name. “ Because of the persecution of Christianity across the globe, Christians more than ever must make a choice whether to submit to the powers that destroy or the authority that saves. That is in itself hope that the Kingdom of God will be more evident in this world.
So it has been a struggle having had Covid and it’s after effects, having lost a job because of vaccine discrimination, and worrying what kind of world our grand and great grandchildren face, but as it says in Colossians 3:
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:1-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Our brains have been effected by Covid physically but we cling to the promises of God – not a spirit of fear but of His Holy Spirit power, His Agape love and a Sound Mind.

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    Marta Gallegos
    December 9, 2021

    Thanks You mentioned you have a good pastor. Ours closed the church So I went to another church where not even masks were required. This is Father’s Favor

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Lisa Shonts
December 9, 2021

The reason is this…
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
Our God is faithful to His promises, when we are faithful in reading His word…it works🙌🙌

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