But if you live on the East or West Coast, you’re either proud of all the stress you’re under or too stressed to care.
A national survey on the state of stress in America, to be released today by the American Psychological Association (APA), finds that money and work are the biggest stressors for almost three-quarters (73% and 74% respectively) of Americans. That’s up from 59% for both last year.
Overall, housing costs worry 51% of the 1,848 adults polled last month by Harris Interactive for the APA. Housing is a “very significant or somewhat significant” source of stress for 61% of residents in the West and 55% of those in the East, compared with 47% in the Midwest and 43% in the South.