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Stress Study on Americans

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Tallahassee - June 8, 2012 - 11:46pm

Many Americans lead fast paced, hectic, stressful lives with someone telling you what to do at every turn. While some try to ease that stress with relaxation techniques, many say they just can't escape it.

"School, working, money, financially it's just been tough, " said college student Jessica Newsome.

Newsome joins fellow Americans who say they're high on stress and low on fuel. A study out of Bellevue University shows more than 65% of Americans who participated in that study, say they're stressed to their limits. Another 32% say they're stressed because of money, they say their income is down while their debt is up. And 18% say work is the root of their stress. They say staff reductions in this economy have them working more than ever before.

Economists say more than 23 million Americans are unemployed, can't get full-time work or have stopped looking. But even with that number things have gotten better.

"We've created 4.3 million new jobs over the last 2, 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone, the private sector's doing fine," said President Barack Obama in his recent news conference about the economy.

Economists say that's a passable number. While there is still plenty of work to be done some say they'll stick to looking on the brighter side.

"Faith, family, just being happy with what you have, not what you need to have next," said Tallahassee resident Josh Caretti.


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