Stress from discrimination in U.S. adults 2015, by ethnicity

This statistic displays the percentage of adult respondents in the U.S. who reported discrimination as a cause of stress in 2015, by ethnicity. It was found that 40 percent of black respondents reported that discrimination caused them stress.

Percentage of U.S. adults reporting stress caused by discrimination in 2015, by ethnicity

Percentage of respondents
White 14%
American Indian/ Alaska Native31%
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Release date

March 2016


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: "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."

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