Activities young people in the U.S. engaged in when feeling stressed as of 2018

Percentage of Millennials and Gen Zs in the U.S. who engaged in select activities "more than usual" when facing a challenge or stressful event as of 2018

Activities young people in the U.S. engaged in when feeling stressed as of 2018 This statistic shows the percentage of Millennials and Gen Zs in the U.S. who engaged in select activities "more than usual" when facing a challenge or stress as of 2018. It was found that 44 percent of Gen Zs and 40 percent of Millennials stated they slept in, went to bed early or napped "more than usual" when they faced a challenge or problem that made them feel stressed, anxious or sad/depressed.
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Percentage of Millennials and Gen Zs in the U.S. who engaged in select activities "more than usual" when facing a challenge or stressful event as of 2018

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Gen Z (up to 21 years)*Millennials (22 to 37 years)
Sleep in/ go to sleep earlier/ nap44%40%
Listen to music41%36%
Lose your cool35%36%
Eat comfort food30%39%
Get in touch with/ go see sympathetic people23%20%
Sit and wait it out19%26%
Exercise14%20%
Drink alcohol10%18%
Use drugs/ use prescription meds other than prescribed5%6%
Smoke cigarettes2%10%
Gen Z (up to 21 years)*Millennials (22 to 37 years)
Sleep in/ go to sleep earlier/ nap44%40%
Listen to music41%36%
Lose your cool35%36%
Eat comfort food30%39%
Get in touch with/ go see sympathetic people23%20%
Sit and wait it out19%26%
Exercise14%20%
Drink alcohol10%18%
Use drugs/ use prescription meds other than prescribed5%6%
Smoke cigarettes2%10%
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This statistic shows the percentage of Millennials and Gen Zs in the U.S. who engaged in select activities "more than usual" when facing a challenge or stress as of 2018. It was found that 44 percent of Gen Zs and 40 percent of Millennials stated they slept in, went to bed early or napped "more than usual" when they faced a challenge or problem that made them feel stressed, anxious or sad/depressed.
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