Levels of stress, anger and worry among Americans are at the highest levels in a decade, and Americans are among the most stressed people in the world, a new survey finds.
The annual Gallup poll was conducted last year and included more than 150,000 adults worldwide, 1,000 of them from the United States. All were asked about their negative or positive feelings on the day before being interviewed, The New York Times reported.
About 55% of U.S. respondents said they’d felt stress “a lot of the day” before, compared with just 35% worldwide. That puts the United States on par with Greece, which has led the stress rankings since 2012.
About 45% of Americans said they felt “a lot” of worry the day before the survey, compared with a global average of 39%. About 22% of Americans said they felt “a lot” of anger the day before, which was the same as the global average, The Times reported.