Most common stress management activities among U.S. adults in 2014

U.S. adults report engaging in stress management activities 2014 This statistic displays U.S. adults' most common activities as a way to manage stress in 2014. Among U.S. adults, 40 percent reported watching TV or movies for more than two hours per day to manage stress. High stress can weaken the immune system and cause exhaustion in the body. Work is one of the most common sources of stress for adults.
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Percentage of respondents
Listen to music44%
Exercise or walk43%
Watch two or more hours of television or movies a day40%
Surf the internet or go online38%
Read36%
Spend time with family/friends35%
Pray29%
Nap/sleep27%
Spend time doing a hobby24%
Eat23%
Percentage of respondents
Listen to music44%
Exercise or walk43%
Watch two or more hours of television or movies a day40%
Surf the internet or go online38%
Read36%
Spend time with family/friends35%
Pray29%
Nap/sleep27%
Spend time doing a hobby24%
Eat23%
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This statistic displays U.S. adults' most common activities as a way to manage stress in 2014. Among U.S. adults, 40 percent reported watching TV or movies for more than two hours per day to manage stress. High stress can weaken the immune system and cause exhaustion in the body. Work is one of the most common sources of stress for adults.
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Release date
February 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 4 to 29, 2013
Number of respondents
3,068 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "Do you do any of the following to help manage stress? Please select all that apply."

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