Stress and burnout

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Statista dossier on stress and burnout

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning burnout syndrome and stress in the United States. This document provides information on prevalence, causes, treatments, and jobs with high risks of burnout and work-related stress.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Share of adults affected by high stress U.S. 2012-2017

    • Share of adults whose stress level increased over the past year U.S. 2012-2017

    • U.S. adults that were more anxious than the previous year as of 2018

    • Stress and lack of time among U.S. adults from 2001 to 2017

    • U.S. adults that frequently experienced stress as of 2017, by age

    • U.S. adults that frequently experienced stress 2017, by income

    • U.S. adults that frequently experienced stress 2017, by parent and employment status

    • U.S. LGBTQ youth with a high level of stress in 2017, by gender identity

    • Most stressed states in the U.S. as of 2019

    • Least stressed states in the U.S. as of 2019

  • 2. Sources of Stress
    • Situations and areas of life where U.S. adults felt stressed as of 2017

    • Anxiety among U.S. adults in regards to select aspects of life in 2018

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

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

    • Share of Americans stressed over personal safety 2008-2017

    • Common daily life stressors among U.S. Generation Z adults in 2018

    • Significant life stressors among U.S. Generation Z adults in 2018

  • 3. Employees
    • U.S. adults that frequently experienced stress 2017, by employment status

    • On the job sources of stress in employees in North America 2017

    • Frequency that U.S. adults felt stressed as of 2017, by weekly working hours

    • U.S. employees whose companies offered burnout prevention programs 2017

    • Share of U.S. workers whose work-related stress caused unhealthy behaviors 2015-17

    • U.S. workers whose work stress caused unhealthy behaviors 2015-17, by industry

    • Share of U.S. workers whose work-related stress affected their relationships 2015-17

    • U.S. workers whose work stress impacted their relationships 2015-17, by industry

    • Most stressful jobs in the U.S. 2019

    • Least stressful jobs in the U.S. 2019

  • 4. Burnout
    • Share of U.S. adults who ever heard the term burnout as of 2017, by age

    • Share of U.S. adults who knew someone diagnosed with burnout as of 2017, by age

    • Stress-related statements that applied to U.S. adults as of 2017, by burn-out-risk

    • Share of U.S. adults who often felt select burnout symptoms 2017, by burn-out-risk

    • Where U.S. adults would turn to for help in case of burnout 2017, by gender

    • Best ways to avoid burnout according to U.S. adults as of 2017, by burn-out-risk

  • 5. Stress relief
    • Activities U.S. adults engaged in when feeling stressed, anxious, or sad as of 2018

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

    • Leading five activities U.S. adults engaged in when stressed 2018, by generation

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

    • Exercise among U.S. adults who experienced a lot of stress 2016-2017, by age

    • Primary reason for people to continue to run as a sport in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. adults that used apps to relieve stress 2017, by age

  • 6. Focus: physicians
    • Portrait of a U.S. physician 2018

    • Percentage of U.S. physicians feeling burned out by specialty 2018

    • Severity of burn-out among U.S. physicians 2017, by specialty

    • Burn-out among U.S. physicians 2013-2019, by gender

    • Major causes for burn-out among U.S. physicians 2018

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Work stress symptoms among U.S. nurses 2017

    • Americans stressed over presidential election outcome Jan. 2017, by geographical area

    • Americans stressed over police on minority violence Aug. 2016 & Jan. 2017, by race

    • U.S. college students that received health information from their universities 2018

    • Primary mental health issues among college students 2017-2018

    • Perceived causes of headaches among U.S. adults as of 2017

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