Routine activities U.S. adults engaged in more often when feeling stressed as of 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who engaged in routine activities more often when facing a challenge or stress as of 2018. It was found that 51 percent of adults stated they prayed in private more often when they faced a challenge or problem that made them feel stressed, anxious or sad/depressed.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who engaged in routine activities more often when facing a challenge or stressful event as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Pray in private51%
Private meditation42%
Play online games 2 hrs+24%
Walk or exercise24%
Surf the internet24%
Watch TV 2 hrs+23%
Exercise/play sports22%
Attend religious services19%
Recreational shopping18%
Music or singing17%
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Sources

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 15 to June 1, 2018

Number of respondents

2,287 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Do you engage in this activity more, less, or the same as always when facing challenges or problems in your life that you may consider to be stressful, anxiety-producing, or cause you to be sad/depressed? (among those who engage at least once per year)
Activities engaged in by fewer than 200 respondents are excluded from this list.

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