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.

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

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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Source

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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