APA: Few Americans experienced stress relief from outcome of presidential election

apa few americans experienced stress relief from outcome of presidential election

Sumary of APA: Few Americans experienced stress relief from outcome of presidential election:

  • A total of 17% of American adults reported decreased stress levels since Election Day, with 27% saying their stress has increased, according to poll results released by the American Psychological Association..
  • “There is no doubt that we continue to face significant challenges in 2020, from the election to the pandemic,”.
  • “These findings demonstrate that we are not doing enough as a country to bring our stress under control, which means we are going to be less effective in our various personal and professional roles.”.
  • A majority of Americans noted that the nation future, the COVID-19 pandemic, the current political climate and the 2020 U.S..
  • presidential election outcome were significant life stressors, which highlighted the compounding stressors Americans continue to face in 2020..
  • This form of stress was high across political party affiliation, with 83% of Democrats, 83% of Republicans and 80% of independents reporting it as a significant source of stress..
  • Approximately 75% of Americans cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a significant stressor, with 37% saying their stress related to it had increased over the past month..
  • The political climate has caused strain between 40% of Americans and their family members, according to the survey results..
  • Gen Z adults (50%), millennials (52%) and Gen X (42%) were more likely than their older counterparts (28% of baby boomers and 20% of older adults) to cite the political climate as having strained relationships between them and their family members…

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