You're Not the Only One: America Just Broke a National Stress Record

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New polling indicates that more than half of Americans are stressed out by the current political climate as the new Trump administration nears its first month.

Prior to its 2016 poll, the APA explained, "top stressors for the American population remained steady, with Americans being most likely to report money, work and the economy as very or somewhat significant sources of stress in their lives".

"From the appointees to the executive orders to the laws that have just been proposed.it's hard for me to see a bright future for my family, which in turn causes me a great amount of stress", Bryanna Zoltowski, a 40-year-old mother of two from Macomb Township in MI told the Detroit Free Press.

57% of Republicans said the future of the nation was a significant point of stress, where 76% of Democrats said the same.

By race, the highest proportion of respondents stressed about the election outcome was among black Americans-with 69% reporting such stress-followed by 57% of Asian respondents, and 56% of Hispanic respondents.

Overall, 57 percent of Americans said that the current political climate was either a "very significant" or "somewhat significant" source of their stress, while 49 percent - almost half - called the results of the November 8 election, in which Trump beat Clinton on electoral votes, while losing the popular vote by about 3 million, a "significant" cause of emotional stress.

According to the statistics from the American Psychological Association, stress has become a major public health concern among Americans.

In the annual survey conducted in August, the APA officials added questions concerning politics because many specialists reported election-related stress among Americans.

Meanwhile, 62 percent of urban dwellers were stressed by the election results while only 45 percent of respondents living in the suburbs felt similarly.

The APA officials also note that the stress levels recorded in January are the highest in the past ten years.

Roughly 55 percent of Latinos and Asians reported high levels of election-related stress.

Psychologist Vaile Wright told The Washington Post that Americans need to "really prioritize taking care of yourself".

In other words, most Americans expected Clinton to win the election, and when Trump won a surprise victory, American stress levels spiked.

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