Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The State of Stress in Millennial America

I found this survey quite interesting. I tend to be a fairly stressful person so this wasn't news to me.

Stress levels for Americans have taken a decidedly downward turn across the USA — except for young adults, whose stress is higher than the national norm, says a survey to be released Thursday. 

Those ages 18-33 — the Millennial generation — are plenty stressed, and it's not letting up: 39% say their stress has increased in the past year; 52% say stress has kept them awake at night in the past month. And more than any other age group, they report being told by a health care provider that they have either depression or an anxiety disorder. 

The online survey of 2,020 U.S. adults 18 and older, conducted in August by Harris Interactive for the American Psychological Association, has been taking the stress pulse of Americans since 2007.

On a 10-point scale, where 1 means "little or no stress" and 10 means "a great deal of stress," the 2012 average is 4.9. 

But for Millennials, it's 5.4.

1 comment:

  1. I imagine many are stressed about money. The younger people also have worse job prospects. I wonder how it would look if you compared the difference in stress to the difference in unemployment for the various age groups.