Mental Attitude: Money is the Top Stressor in the United States.
Despite the ongoing economic recovery and an overall decline in stress levels, money worries continue to plague Americans. A new survey reveals that 64% of adults believe finances to be a significant source of stress, ranking higher than three other major sources of stress: work (60%), family responsibilities (47%), and health concerns (46%). Dr. Norman Anderson of the American Psychological Association explains, “Money is a very important component of establishing a secure life. When people are financially challenged, it makes sense that their stress level would go up.” American Psychological Association, February 2015