Adult stress levels regarding select U.S. political issues in 2018, by generation

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. Generation Z respondents compared to adults overall that felt stressed about select issues they have seen in the national news as of 2018. According to the data, 75 percent of Gen. Z respondents felt stressed about mass shootings in the U.S. Comparatively, just 62 percent of adults overall stated that they were stressed about mass shootings in the U.S.

Percentage of U.S. residents who felt stressed about select issues seen in the national news as of 2018, by generation

Gen ZsAdults overall
Mass shootings75%62%
Rise in suicide rates62%44%
Climate change and global warming58%51%
Seperation and deportation of immigrant and migrant families57%45%
Widespread sexual harrassment and assault reports53%39%
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Sources

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 27, 2018 to August 28, 2018

Number of respondents

3,758 respondents

Age group

15-21 years

Supplementary notes

For the purposes of this survey, generations are grouped as follows: Gen Zs (15–21), Millennials (22–39 years old), Gen Xers (40–53 years old), Baby Boomers (54–72 years old) and Matures or older adults (age 73 or older). When “Gen Zs” is used, it refers to the overall group (ages 15–21), unless otherwise specified (e.g., Gen Z adults meaning 18-21 or Gen Z teens, 15-17 only). Please note: where descriptions refer to Gen Z adults this means that questions were not asked of the 15-17 age group so no comparative data for that age group exists.

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