Level of stress among U.S. adults by generation 2015

This statistic displays U.S. adults' levels of stress based on generation (age group) in 2015. Among U.S. adults categorized as a Gen Xers, average stress level reported was 5.8. 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.

Stress levels by generation among U.S. adults in 2015*

Level of stress (1-10)
Millennials6
Gen Xers5.8
Boomers4.3
Matures3.5
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Source

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 question: "On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means you have “little or no stress” and 10 means you have “a great deal of stress,” how would you rate your average level of stress during the past month?"

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