Most Americans Report Overwhelming Stress Levels: Poll

Done March 1-3 by The Harris Poll, the annual “Stress in America” survey found that more adults rated inflation and the Russia-Ukraine situation as major stressors than any other issue asked about in the 15-year history of the poll. What’s more, money stress was ranked at the highest recorded level since 2015…, Most Americans Report Overwhelming Stress Levels: Poll, Carolyn Crist, Mar 2022

“Americans have been doing their best to persevere over these past two tumultuous years, but these data suggest that we’re now reaching unprecedented levels of stress that will challenge our ability to cope,” he said.

The top sources of stress were the rise in prices for everyday items due to inflation — namely gas prices, energy bills and grocery costs — followed by supply chain issues and global uncertainty. About 87% of respondents said inflation was a significant source of stress, followed by 81% for supply chain issues and 81% for global uncertainty.