Americans Stress Over Two Main Things


We are less stressed as a country than we were in years past, but we are still extremely stressed. The most stressed out people are women, parents, and young adults.  Two things are really stressing us out.

According to The American Psychological Association’s “Stress In America” report,  we’re stressed about money and kids.  Although overall stress has gone from 6.2 out of 10 in 2007 to 4.9 in 2014, some of us have insane levels of stress.  Some of us are women, who are young adults, and we’re parents!

  • Money is the most common source of stress: “64 percent report that this is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.”
  • People who have less money, have more stress.  “In 2007, average reported stress levels were the same regardless of income, but now, those living in lower-income households (making less than $50,000 per year) report higher overall stress levels than those living in higher-income households.”

Evidently, the key to being stress-free is being an old, childless, rich man.


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