Emerging significant life stressors among U.S. adults in 2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults who had select emerging sources of significant stress in 2018. According to the data, 42 percent of respondents indicated that personal debt was a significant stressor for them.

Percentage of U.S. adults who had select emerging sources of significant stress in 2018

Percentage of respondents
Personal debt42%
Housing instability28%
Discrimination24%
Hunger/getting enough to eat20%
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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

around 3,700

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked about stress related to discrimination in a different question from the other emerging sources listed here.

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