American Psychological Association Says Americans More Stressed Than Ever
The American Psychological Association's report "Stress in America" proves more Americans are stressed by the future of the nation than ever before .
The survey found that 63% of Americans say the future of the country is, "a very or somewhat significant cause of stress." That figure is higher than the number of Americans who say the same about money, at 62% or work, which ranked at 61%.
More than half of Americans, some 59%, say that this is the lowest point in American history -- a datapoint which spans generations that lived through World War II, Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis and September 11th.
Americans cited health care, the economy, trust in government, hate crimes, war and terrorist attacks, and others as factors for their stress.
The findings also showed that women are generally more stressed than men -- 5.1 versus 4.4 on a 1-10 scale where 1 is "little or no stress" and 10 is "a great deal of stress."
Black and Hispanic men also reported higher average stress levels, 4.8, than white men, 4.2.