Statements about stress that applied to U.S. adults 2017, by weekly working hours

This statistic shows the share of adults in the U.S. who agreed with select statements on stress as a part of life as of February 2017, by weekly working hours. It was found that 59 percent of those that worked 30 hours or less believed that stress was a part of every day life, compared to 54 percent of those that worked 51 hours or more.

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

30 hours or less31 to 40 hours41 to 50 hours51 hours or more
Stress is a part of everyday life 59%57%53%54%
Stress is part of the working life 49%42%50%51%
Stress is a phenomenon of civilization 18%15%19%10%
Those who suffer from stress are themselves the cause of it 12%7%7%9%
Stress has increased considerably in our society over the past 10 years 36%35%38%45%
Constant availability via smartphone and other devices constitutes a crucial part of overall stress exposure 22%17%20%17%
Many let everyday stress get to them to an unnecessary extent 33%27%24%28%
Our society does not tolerate weakness or decreasing work performance 25%20%16%29%
None of the above4%11%8%13%
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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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