Significant sources of stress for U.S. adults in 2018, by generation

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who stated the following were very or somewhat signiciant sources of stress in 2018, by generation. It was found that money was the biggest source of stress for every generation.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who stated the following were a significant source of stress in 2018, by generation

Gen ZMillennialsGen XBoomers
Money81%78%72%58%
Work66%67%57%37%
Family responsibilities64%67%60%46%
Housing costs64%66%56%39%
Healthcare costs59%63%61%60%
Relationships (e.g. spouse, kids, girl/boyfriend)61%60%47%35%
Job stability61%59%49%31%
Health problems affecting my family68%58%52%46%
Personal safety61%57%42%32%
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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

North America

Survey time period

August 8 to 17, 2018

Number of respondents

3,604 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Special properties

Millennial adults born between 1980 and 1997

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Now, please indicate how significant a source of stress the following is in your life:"

Percentage who stated each was a very or somewhat significant source of stress.

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