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Trump Supporters Linked to Counties with Higher Opioid Usage, Study Says

Trump Supporters Linked to Counties with Higher Opioid Usage, Study Says

a year ago
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http://www.newsweek.com/counties-dependent-opioids-overwhelmingly-voted-donald-trump-993131

If you look at a map of opioid dependency in the U.S., and another of counties that voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016, you may notice a similarity between the two sets of data. Now, research shows that there is, in fact, a considerable overlap between communities that voted for Trump and communities with a high dependence on opioids.

The Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, recently published a study confirming the parallels between Trump-voting and opioid use, with 60 percent of voters in counties with high-opioid use voting Republican in 2016, and only 39 percent of people in counties with low opioid use voting Republican.