Survey shows Americans most stressed about future of nation

A recent survey showed more Americans are stressed out and here are some of the reasons why.

A recently released survey by the American Psychological Association says Americans are most stressed about the future of the nation.

The study says 59 percent of Americans consider this to be the lowest point in U.S. history that they can remember, including those who lived through Vietnam, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a press release from the APA.

In addition to being stressed about the future of the U.S., the most common issues causing stress include health care, the economy, trust in government, hate crimes, crime in general, wars and conflicts with other countries and terrorist attacks, according to the study.

The study also shows one in five Americans say unemployment and low wages cause them stress along with climate change and environmental issues.

Team 12 spoke to people near Flagstaff and here are some of the things they said cause them stress:

“So my biggest stress is the impact that the United States is having on the rest of the world,” said Maggie Huntington of Flagstaff.

“Being an adult,” said Dylan Miller-Price. “Paying bills, going to work, all that kind of stuff.”

“This is not the world I was born into and or have been raised in, I don’t think. And I worry about the children,” said Phyllis Hogan.

In addition to studying what makes people most stressed, the survey also found that 51 percent of Americans say that the state of the nation has inspired them to volunteer or support causes they value.

The study shows that women report higher stress levels than men and African-American and Hispanic men also tend to report a higher level of stress than Caucasian men. 

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