The Stress in America™ 2021 Survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association found that 32% of Americans were so stressed out about the coronavirus pandemic that they were struggling to make even basic decisions such as what to wear, or what to eat. The reported stress varied by age group. The data showed that 37% of Gen Z’s (born between 1997 – 2012), 48% of Millennials (1981 – 1996), 32% of Gen Xers (1965 – 1980), 14% of Baby Boomers (1955 – 1964,) and 3% of older adults (born before 1955) were struggling.

A new study by WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia using 4 indicators, each worth 25 points to determine stress levels by location. They looked at 1) Work-Related Stress, 2) Money-Related Stress, 3) Family-Related Stress, and 4) Health- & Safety-Related Stress. The top ten most stressed states were:  1) Louisiana, 2) Nevada, 3) New Mexico, 4) West Virginia, 5) Mississippi, 6) Arkansas, 7) Oklahoma, 8) Alabama, 9) Texas, and 10) Tennessee. The least stressed state in America was Utah.

For an interactive map and the complete WalletHub study details. Please click here.

To read the Stress in America™ 2021 poll please click here.