2018 APA STRESS IN AMERICA™ SURVEY

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual nationwide survey as part of its Mind/Body Health campaign to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact. The Stress in America™ survey measures attitudes and perceptions of stress among the general public and identifies leading sources of stress, common behaviors used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives. The results of the survey draw attention to the serious physical and emotional implications of stress and the inextricable link between the mind and body.

According to the American Psychological Association’s report Stress in America™: Generation Z, released October 30, issues ranging from immigration to sexual assault are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z – those between ages 15 and 21 – with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events.

Despite these concerns, Gen Z adults who are 18 to 21 years old are the generation least likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, the report found.

Specifically, 75 percent of Gen Z members said that mass shootings are a significant source of stress, according to the survey, which was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of APA in July and August 2018 among 3,458 adults and 300 15- to 17-year-olds. Continue reading.

Click here for the complete APA Stress in America™ Survey materials.

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