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Recent Findings from the APA Stress in America Survey

The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released the results of its Stress in America survey investigating Americans’ relationship with stress. The survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the APA revealed that:

  • nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, slightly more than perennial stressors like money (62 percent) and work (61 percent),
  • more than half of Americans (59 percent) said they consider this the lowest point in U.S. history that they can remember
  • nearly six in 10 adults (59 percent) report that the current social divisiveness causes them stress
  • common issues causing stress when thinking about the nation are health care (43 percent), the economy (35 percent), trust in government (32 percent), hate crimes (31 percent) and crime (31 percent), wars/conflicts with other countries (30 percent), and terrorist attacks in the United States (30 percent)

Below you can find the link to the full report, in addition to the accompanying materials and some recently published articles.

The full report is here.

Some recently published articles on the study are listed below: