Reported symptoms or unhealthy behaviors due to stress among U.S. adults in 2015

U.S. adults' symptoms and unhealthy behaviors caused by stress 2015 This statistic displays the proportion of U.S. adults that experience selected major symptoms or unhealthy behaviors due to stress in 2015. Of those adults surveyed, 42 percent reported were feeling nervous or anxious due to stress. Stress can impact overall health despite a lack of awareness. 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
Feeling irritable or angry37%
Feeling nervous or anxious42%
Feeling depressed or sad37%
Constant worrying33%
Percentage of respondents
Feeling irritable or angry37%
Feeling nervous or anxious42%
Feeling depressed or sad37%
Constant worrying33%

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This statistic displays the proportion of U.S. adults that experience selected major symptoms or unhealthy behaviors due to stress in 2015. Of those adults surveyed, 42 percent reported were feeling nervous or anxious due to stress. Stress can impact overall health despite a lack of awareness. 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
March 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 3 to 31, 2015
Number of respondents
3,361 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original questions: "Which of the following, if any, have you experienced in the last month as a result of stress? Select all that apply"

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