Statements about stress as a part of life that applied to U.S. adults 2017, by job

This statistic shows the share of adults in the U.S. who agreed with selected statements on stress as a part of life as of February 2017, by occupation. It was found that 54 percent of those employed with some kind of management responsibility believed that stress was a part of everyday life, compared to 63 percent of self-employed or freelancer workers.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who agreed with select statements on stress as a part of life as of February 2017, by occupation

Management responsibilityEmployeeSelf-employed/ freelancerOther/ unemployed
Stress is a part of everyday life 54%56%63%52%
Stress is part of the working life 51%44%45%18%
Stress is a phenomenon of civilization 18%15%12%15%
Those who suffer from stress are themselves the cause of it10%6%6%9%
Stress has increased considerably in our society over the past 10 years39%40%29%30%
Constant availability via smartphone and other devices constitutes a crucial part of overall stress exposure 24%16%18%13%
Many let everyday stress get to them to an unnecessary extent 31%25%24%23%
Our society does not tolerate weakness or decreasing work performance 25%20%20%13%
None of the above7%10%4%20%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 9 to 13, 2017

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Which of the following statements apply to you?...
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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