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.
- Press release: https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/10/generation-z-stressed.aspx
- Interactive graphics here.
- Data charts here.
Some recently published articles on the study are listed below:
- People Magazine: More Than Two-Thirds of American Adults Are Stressed About the Nation’s Future
- Washington Post: 69 percent of Americans are stressed about the country’s future, says new survey
- Time Magazine: More Than 90% of Generation Z Is Stressed Out. And Gun Violence Is Partly To Blame
- US News & World Report: Generation Z Stressed About Mass Shootings: Family separation and sexual harassment were also top concerns.
- Forbes: New ‘Stress in America’ Study: The Nation Is Suffering, With Gen Z Among The Hardest Hit
- Teen Vogue: Generation Z Reports Poor Mental Health and Increased Stress, Study Finds: Gun violence, family separation, and school pressure are just a part of it.
- CNN: https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/30/health/generation-z-stress-report-trnd/index.html