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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  • by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 04:38 AM
    All of us who are NOT in the top 10% income range are stressed by many levels and we need to stop fighting between us. There is no mention here about the stress seniors have with trying to exist on less than half the official poverty level income, medical concerns and not being able to get jobs if they want to work.
  • by Tom Location: Tallahassee on Jun 9, 2012 at 05:47 PM
    Get rid of your TV. You'll be much better after awhile and save lots of money too.
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      by Ben on Jun 10, 2012 at 05:28 AM in reply to Tom
      Right on. Dump the coke, fries and Mc Mystery nuggets too. That junk rots your brain just like most of TV.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    People only put themselves under the stress of the lifestyle that they choose for themself.
  • by Darrien Location: GA on Jun 9, 2012 at 02:39 PM
    I don't think any of the jobs are in the south. And Obama having to hire 4 new guys to change oil on air force one because you don't stay home, or to carry you old ladies luggage while she and girls travel on vacations do not qualify as jobs, that is punishment. Obama is a joke.
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      by truth on Jun 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM in reply to Darrien
      wow you are really drinking too much tea!!!!
  • by dog Location: gone on Jun 9, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    If you think your stressed now , If oboma gets reelected then you will know Stress.
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      by Tom on Jun 10, 2012 at 05:23 AM in reply to dog
      It's Romney you're thinking of, not Obama. Your confusion may be due to stress.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 07:02 AM in reply to Tom
        Oh really? What has Romney done in the last 3 years that has affected the lives and future of every citizen, and every future citizen, of the U.S?
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          by truth on Jun 10, 2012 at 04:59 PM in reply to
          layed off 1000s sent american jobs to china, agreed to raise taxes on the middle class while lowering them on the wealthy!!!!!!
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        by God Bless America on Jun 10, 2012 at 02:39 PM in reply to Tom
        Wake up Tom..look around you. It'd called Obamastress.
  • by Dee on Jun 9, 2012 at 06:08 AM
    I for one am much comforted after hearing the POTUS say that the "private sector is fine". (smirk)
  • by frazzled too Location: tlh on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:41 AM
    fees & taxes keep going up but not our salaries. they stress how important higher education is yet keep increasing the tuition & lowering the amt of grants & scholarships. where is the common sense reasoning behind all this?
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      by truth on Jun 10, 2012 at 05:01 PM in reply to frazzled too
      the tea party republican way!!!
  • by David on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:02 AM
    That's great a college student complaining about being stressed to the max. Wonder when was the last time she was in a combat zone with people shooting at her around every corner and having to watch her every step just to make sure that she wasn't about to step on an ied. Wish sitting in class was all our military members had to worry about. Semper fi!
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      by Black flag on Jun 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM in reply to David
      You have an extremely simple mind.
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        by Kudzu on Jun 9, 2012 at 01:21 PM in reply to Black flag
        And you Black Flag must be a democrat,you are a idiot.To "frazzeled too" These are the problems that arise when you have a communist muslim president
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          by Black flag on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:01 PM in reply to Kudzu
          Lets break down your comment sentence by sentence. "And you Black Flag must be a democrat,you are a idiot." Research what a black flag symbolizes. Idiot? Learn how to structure a sentence and use proper grammar, then you call someone an idiot. "To 'frazzeled too" That doesn't make any sense. "These are the problems that arise when you have a communist muslim president" First, were you finished with your sentence? Our nation sure had a lot of problems (more or worse depending on your stance) when we had a republican Christian president. I'm not saying one religion is better than the other. It's safe to say that ignorance really is like kudzu.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 06:08 PM in reply to Kudzu
          Kudzu, from looking at your punctuation, we can tell that you're an idiot. Just so you know, I'm an educated liberal.
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        by Kudzu on Jun 10, 2012 at 04:34 PM in reply to Black flag
        You may not like my sentence structure or punctuation,but you did get the message.
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          by Black flag on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM in reply to Kudzu
          I got your message, but your ignorance invalidates your message.
  • by john Location: florida on Jun 9, 2012 at 02:59 AM
    or have a child out of wedlock and be set for the next 18 years.
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