A new report is blaming politics for stress and anxiety in Americans.
I think that all the political and social agendas need to just stop and take a breath. Our young people are feeling too much anxiety.
— Lee MacDonald (@macdeeent) October 13, 2017
New data released this week by the American Psychological Association shows Americans are more stressed about the country than they are over money and work.
I started a political/media detox last week. But now I'm really going to go hard with it. The world is sickening and anxiety inducing.
— Brittney Gray (@BrittneyGray) October 2, 2017
Yesterday was day 1 of removing Twitter from my phone (Facebook already gone). Productivity levels up, political anxiety levels down.
— Josh Scherman (@joshscherman) October 26, 2017
The report, titled Stress in America: The State of our Nation surveyed more than 3,400 American adults across a range of demographics. Sixty-three percent of those surveyed say the country is a source of stress, slightly higher than money at 62 percent and work at 61 percent.
@MaryJude2529 Thanks for the animals smiles today! A welcome break from all the political anxiety.
— Eona Kentara (@EonaKentara) October 30, 2017
59 percent of respondents felt that the country is at the lowest-point in U.S history that they can remember.
Remember when Twitter was fun instead of a never ending stream of political disappointment and anxiety?
— Jessica Mancini (@jess_mancini) October 31, 2017
According to the study’s authors 73 percent of Democrats polled said the state of the nation was a cause of anxiety for them, as opposed to 56 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of registered Independents.