Americans equally stressed about mass shootings, healthcare

About 7 in 10 adults in the U.S. name healthcare and mass shootings as significant sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's 13th annual "Stress in America" survey.  

The survey was conducted by The Harris Poll among 3,617 adults ages 18 and up.

Seven key findings:

  • Seventy-one percent of adults surveyed said mass shootings are a source of stress, up from 62 percent in 2018.
  • Sixty-nine percent of adults say healthcare is a significant source of stress.
  • Privately insured adults were more likely to feel the stress of healthcare costs than publicly insured adults (71 percent versus 53 percent).
  • Younger adults were more concerned about healthcare costs than older adults.
  • Hispanic adults worry more about costs than other demographic groups.
  • LGBTQ adults are more likely than their straight, cisgender counterparts to worry about paying for and accessing healthcare.
  • Other major sources of stress were the political climate, acts of terrorism, climate change and widespread sexual harassment.

Read the full report here.


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