Most common sources of stress among U.S. adults from 2007 to 2014

Leading stressors in U.S. adults 2014 This statistic displays U.S. adults' top four sources of stress from 2007 to 2014. Among U.S. adults, 73 percent reported that money was a cause of stress in 2007. 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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MoneyWork (if employed)Family responsibilitiesHealth concerns*
200773%74%60%55%
200872%68%58%54%
200971%69%55%47%
201076%70%58%52%
201175%70%57%53%
201269%65%57%51%
201371%69%55%52%
201464%60%47%46%
MoneyWork (if employed)Family responsibilitiesHealth concerns*
200773%74%60%55%
200872%68%58%54%
200971%69%55%47%
201076%70%58%52%
201175%70%57%53%
201269%65%57%51%
201371%69%55%52%
201464%60%47%46%
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This statistic displays U.S. adults' top four sources of stress from 2007 to 2014. Among U.S. adults, 73 percent reported that money was a cause of stress in 2007. 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
2007 to 2014
Number of respondents
3,068 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "Below is a list of things people say cause stress in their lives. For each one, please indicate how significant a source of stress it is in your life."
* In 2007, this option was presented to respondents as “personal health concerns.”

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