New survey suggests that most of the people in America are stressed about money. The survey was carried out by Harris Interactive under the title ‘Stress in America survey’ on behalf of the American Psychological Association in August 2014. In the survey about three-quarters of participants reported stress due to money and some of them had also sacrificed health care due to finances. The survey has also revealed that people having children and young adults and living in low income household are more likely to develop stress overall.
The survey included more than 3,000 American adults and the results showed that money tops the list of stressors. One third of the participants reported that they couldn’t lead a healthier lifestyle due to lack of money. Women have been reported to be more stressed than men. 51 percent of women reported that they spent sleepless nights due to stress as compared to 32 percent of men who did the same. Overall, 72 percent of the participants reported that they experienced stress over money at some point during the past month whereas 22 percent of them reported extreme stress associated with the same reason over the past month.
APA CEO and executive vice president, Norman B. Anderson, PhD stated “Regardless of the economic climate, money and finances have remained the top stressor since our survey began in 2007. Furthermore, this year’s survey shows that stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact on Americans’ health and well-being.”