Sunday, 26 February, 2017

More Than Half Of Americans Are Stressed By Politics

Hmm I Wonder Why Stress Levels Are Spiking In America Right Now Hmm I Wonder Why Stress Levels Are Spiking In America Right Now
Sammy Stanley | 17 February, 2017, 00:26

The additional stress may also be impacting the health of Americans.

A study published Wednesday by the American Psychological Association says that more than half of Americans say the political climate is causing them significant stress. Money, work, and the economy also remained major sources of stress across the board.

But with Trump's election victory and subsequent start of his presidential term, Democrats - the vast majority of whom would have voted for Hillary Clinton - were considerably more stressed out than Republicans.

The survey was conducted as part of a larger poll on stress in America, conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the APA. "We're surrounded by conversations, news and social media that constantly remind us of the issues that are stressing us the most".

The APA findings-contained in their Stress In America: Coping With Change (pdf) report-reveal that 57 percent of those surveyed said that politics have become either a "very" or "somewhat" significant source of anxiety in their lives.

The survey found that 66 percent of Americans reported stress about the future of the country.

Trump-related stress levels of Americans with different levels of education also correspond to the election results.

Minority groups, millennials, those living in urban areas and those with a college education had higher levels of stress about the election.

While barely more than 40 percent of whites said they were significantly stressed out by the Trump victory, almost 70 percent of blacks reported high stress levels caused by the election results. Among white respondents, 42% reported stress from the election results. This situation is concerning because chronic anxiety is known as a leading factor influencing the rates of depression, heart disease, cancer, and even degenerative brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

"While these common health symptoms might seem minor, they can lead to negative effects on daily life and overall physical health when they continue over a long period", said Nordal.

It's worth noting that prior to the election, Americans' stress level was on the decline - and in the ten years since they've been conducting the survey, the APA has never before seen such a significant increase in stress.

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