Why Americans Are More Stressed Now Than Ever


>>EACH YEAR, THE AMERICAN
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION DOES A SURVEY OF A REPRESENTATIVE
SAMPLE OF AMERICANS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STRESSES THEM OUT THE
MOST, IN THIS YEAR THE RESULTS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM
PREVIOUS ONES SO I WANTED TO SHARE THE RESULTS. THEY FOUND
THAT MOST AMERICANS ARE STRESSED OUT ABOUT AMERICA. THE STATE OF
POLITICS AND EVERYTHING THAT ENTAILS –>>AND KEEP IN MIND, THEY ARE
TALKING TO A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE, NOT JUST A MILLENNIALS. THEY ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE, OR SURVEYING
PEOPLE, WHO LIVED THROUGH WORLD WAR II, AND THEY THINK THE
MODERN DAY, TODAY, IS WORSE THAN IT WAS BACK THEN.>>AND VIETNAM, AND 9/11,
AND ALL THOSE MOMENTS. THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT
REASONS FOR ALL THAT, WHICH WE WILL GET INTO.>>OKAY, SO –>>IF YOU BREAK DOWN WHAT THEY
MEAN BY THAT, HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND. 43% ARE RIGHT ABOUT
HEALTHCARE, 35% ABOUT THE ECONOMY, 30% ARE CONCERNED WITH
TRUST IN GOVERNMENT, CRIMES, AND TERRORIST ATTACKS.>>A LOT OF INTERESTING NUMBERS
HERE. 62% ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MONEY, VERY NORMAL. 61% ABOUT
WORK, NORMAL. BUT CONCERNED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE
FUTURE OF THE NATION IS ACTUALLY HIGHER THAN THEIR CONCERN ABOUT
MONEY OR THEIR JOBS, THAT’S AMAZING. I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT
BEFORE. PART OF IT IS BECAUSE THEY REALIZE, OH, RIGHT, WHAT
GOVERNMENT DOES AFFECT ME. I DON’T HAVE HEALTHCARE, I’M
WORRIED THAT SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY WILL DIE, OR IT’S
INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE AND IT’S KILLING US. THE PAYMENTS, ETC. BUT TO ME THE OTHER AMAZING NUMBER WAS NOT JUST SPECIFIC
THINGS LIKE I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE I MIGHT
NOT HAVE HEALTHCARE AND I MIGHT DIE, THAT’S SPECIFIC AND
UNDERSTANDABLE, THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, I MIGHT NOT HAVE A JOB
— BUT 30% SAID THEY WERE CONCERNED, AS YOU SAW ON THAT
CHART, ABOUT TRUST IN GOVERNMENT. SO THIS IS A THING
THAT PUNDITS ON TV SAID NOBODY CARES ABOUT, RIGHT? CAMPAIGN-FINANCE REFORM, CORRUPTION, THESE ARE MINOR
ISSUES. NO THEY AREN’T. PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GETTING
IT, WE DID A POLL IN CALIFORNIA, THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE WAS MONEY
IN POLITICS. PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CAPTURED
BY THE DONORS, AND AS LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICIANS
ARE WORKING FOR THAT TINY GROUP OF RICH PEOPLE WE WILL NEVER GET
ANYTHING. NOT DECENT HEALTHCARE, MEDICARE FOR ALL, DECENT WAGES,
AND WE ARE SLOWLY BEING CRUSHED, AND THAT HAS
DAWNED ON PEOPLE. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE DEPRESSED
ABOUT IT.>>AND PEOPLE ARE LAYING AWAKE AT
NIGHT WORRIED ABOUT THESE THINGS. IF YOU LOOK AT
DEMOGRAPHICS, THE SURVEY FOUND THAT WOMEN ARE SUFFERING FROM
HIGHER STRESS LEVELS THAN MEN –>>THAT’S ANOTHER AMAZING PART
OF THE SURVEY. TRUMP APPEALS TO MEN MORE, BUT IT’S AMAZING HOW
IT WORKS ON A MACRO LEVEL. A LOT OF GUYS, OF COURSE NOT ALL OF
THEM, OF COURSE THESE ARE GIANT MACRO LOOKS AT THE COUNTRY, BUT
A LOT OF GUYS VOTED FOR TRUMP, AND WHEN HE WON THEY ARE LIKE,
THANK GOD WE ARE BACK IN CHARGE. AND THEIR STRESS LEVELS WENT
DOWN. AGAIN IT’S AN OVERGENERALIZATION BUT IT’S IN
THE NUMBERS. I WAS SURPRISED BECAUSE I WOULD’VE THOUGHT THAT
ECONOMIC ANXIETY AND ALL THE DIFFERENT ANXIETIES OVERALL
WOULD’VE AFFECTED MEN, BUT NO, THIS YEAR THEY ARE LIKE,
THINGS ARE A LITTLE BETTER. AT LEAST SOME PERCENTAGE OF MEN.>>I’M JUST GUESSING, THIS IS
SPECULATION, BECAUSE THE WOMEN DON’T GIVE A REASON FOR WHY IT
IS THAT THEIR STRESS LEVELS ARE HIGHER THAN MEN, BUT MY
SPECULATION IS, THINK ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT HELP
SINGLE MOTHERS. THE EQUALITY ISSUES WE ARE FINALLY SEEING
SOME PROGRESS ON THAT NOW IS BECOMING MORE OF A REGRESSIVE
THING. WE ARE SEEING THE COUNTRY REGRESS IN CERTAIN WAYS WHEN
DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WE DID SEE PROGRESS, AND I THINK
LOOKING BACK NOW I FEEL LIKE I KIND OF TOOK THAT FOR GRANTED.>>BUT A LOT OF CONSERVATIVE MEN
DIDN’T SEE THAT AS PROGRESS. THEY KEPT SAYING WE WANT OUR
COUNTRY BACK. MEANING, WE WANT IT BACK FOR US. BUT AGAIN, DON’T
READ TOO MUCH INTO OUR SPECULATION ON IT BECAUSE THEY
DID NOT BREAK DOWN BY GENDER WHY THEY ARE UPSET OR LESS UPSET,
THEY JUST BROKE IT DOWN OVERALL, AND EXPLAINED THAT THE GENDERS
DO VIEW IT A LITTLE DIFFERENT.>>ANOTHER PIECE OF INFORMATION
OR DATA THAT I THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING –>>MORE AMERICANS ARE STRESSED
OUT, THEY ARE FEELING MORE ANXIETY, AND IT IS AFFECTING
THEM PHYSICALLY AS WELL BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING LESS SLEEP, AND
WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED OUT, YES, IT’S AN EMOTION BUT IT ALSO HAS
A PHYSICAL REACTION IN THE BODY, YOU RELEASE MORE CORTISOL, YOU
ARE EATING UNHEALTHY FOODS, SLEEPING LESS, SO THIS WILL
AFFECT OUR HEALTH AS WELL. AND I KNOW I CAN DEFINITELY SYMPATHIZE
WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST SLEEP OVER THESE ISSUES.>>IN SOME WAYS I’M SURPRISED
THAT THE ANXIETY IS GREATER, AND GOD HELP US IF THERE IS ANY KIND
OF ECONOMIC CRASH BECAUSE THIS WILL SHOOT THROUGH THE ROOF. LOOK, MINIMUM WAGE IS $7.25, THAT’S $15,000 A YEAR, HOW DO
YOU NOT LAY AWAKE AT NIGHT IF YOU ARE MAKING $15,000 A YEAR? HOW DO YOU LIVE ON THAT? AND THAT’S TRUE FOR
A LOT OF AMERICANS. AND SO MANY AMERICANS NOW HAVE BEEN CRUNCHED DOWN TO
MINIMUM WAGE, THEY USED TO HAVE GOOD JOBS AND THEY DON’T
ANYMORE. AND THEY NEED GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE AND THAT
HURTS THEIR SENSE OF SELF-RESPECT. AND CONSERVATIVES
THINK THEY ARE ALL BOMBS, THEY ALL WANT HANDOUTS. THEY DON’T
WANT HANDOUTS, THEY MAKE $7.25, THEY NEEDED FOR THEIR KIDS. THEY
AREN’T BOMBS. A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE ARE WORKING POOR AND THE
MIDDLE CLASS, IT’S HARD NOT TO GET STRESSED OUT. I HOPE WE
DON’T HAVE ANY KIND OF ECONOMIC CRASH, IF IT DOES THESE NUMBERS
ARE GOING TO BE ASTRONOMICAL.

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  1. Because the liberals are scaring the pee out of other liberals. We are getting a TAX break. We are training people to fill the new jobs that are pouring into the US so We don't have to pay so much into welfare. We are spending our money more wisely and not handing out grants to people who want to write books for their personal profit. We are on our way to becoming independent from Arab energy sources by using coal and off shore drilling while WE put a better plan together that is safe for our environment. Now that WE have more money WE can help less fortunate countries who the UN claims to be helping but hasn't. You got see the bright side and it is hard to do when liberals have their heads in the sand. Wait, your losing support.

  2. When are "progressives" going to provide the PROPER analysis . Americans ARE NOT A NATION but a collection of ETHNIC TRIBES . Whites view ALL scenarios though a "threat matrix " it's the reason why they WILL ALWAYS vote for political leaders and parties that trend toward SECTARIANISM and FASCISM . It's also the reason why Trump WON the Presidency ON HIS FIRST TRY WITH NO PRIOR POLITICAL EXPIRIENCE and why WHITE MALES VOTED FOR HIM in the high 90 +percent range Fact : 7 of the 10 POOREST STATES in America have ………REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS NONE OF THEM ARE BLACK or
    HISPANIC . White's receive the HIGHEST PERCENTAGE of WELFARE and GOVERNMENT AID yet American's frame national policies based on the FALSE concepts that Blacks, Hispanics, and "liberal states " New York and California ( which comprise 21 % of the ENTIRE US GNP ) are lazy and "draining resources " . NO NATION can survive with such IRRATIONALISM in 2017 Steve Bannon can get a NATIONAL PLATFORM but Jill Stein CANT !!!

  3. I thought TYT was a parody channel where other YouTube channels get their comedic material. Huh I guess it's real and I think they are serious.

  4. How can you NOT be stressed in this country? you work 60-80 hours a week, no health care, live paycheck to paycheck, everyone and their brother is taking money from you, insurance for this, insurance for that. AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

  5. Americans are likely the most stressed out people in the world. The minimum wage is nowhere near the living wage, salaries aren’t growing above inflation and worst of all they work 60+ hours a week when most European countries work 37.5. On top of all that, you have to pay for healthcare instead of getting it as a right, University fees aren’t capped so are at extortionate rates compared Europe and the government is one of the most corrupt in the world thanks to super-pacs. So colour me surprised that most people are extremely stressed, except the 1%, of course.

  6. Stress can hurt you physical health a great deal. The older you get the more your body needs to get enough sleep. Life is so much better when you can get enough sleep.

  7. Ana was right about the progress under Obama being taken for granted and Cenk should understand that 'Democrats'( mainly the Sanders faction) also didn't see that as progress along with these conservative men.

  8. The United States was founded by people who opposed European royal tyranny and oppression. Now we find ourselves in bondage to oligarchical corporate tyranny and oppression. The stress comes from not knowing how many lives must be lost to restore it to being by, for and of the people. Also, do the people have the will, determination and resources to do it.

  9. Jeez, fuckin' Americans. You guys are citizens of the greatest country in the world and your still bitchin, smfh. Makes me sick. I wish I was a U.S. citizen.

  10. oh come on Genk. What a false, overstretched correlation between the drop in mens' stress levels and Trump. How the heck did you take that MASSIVE leap and correlate the two? Why don't you do better journalism and research? You might find something bigger than partisan politics is at play. And it wouldn't just be limited to the US, but to the entire modern world – MGTO. Mens' stress levels are dropping because they are dropping out of modern society at an exponential rate in mindset and conviction, and soon in practice as well.

  11. Nobody concerned about climate change and pollution yet? Americans have a very rude awakening coming on that front.

  12. I'm a man and I've been watching. I'm very worried right now. If someone says not to worry…they haven't been paying attention. We are like a giant boil, we will pop!

  13. Let's just be honest here: smart and empathetic people are stressed. Trump morons and the empathy-less aren't. They can't be. They don't feel others pain. They are decimated mentally.

  14. I am not worried about ANY terrorist group in the world or Russia. I am worried about my own government and the police state we live in.

  15. I"ll  tell you what's stressing me out the MOST and probably many other ppl, is this crazy ass President and not being to make a living wage to survival in wicked system.  And now that Trump is President i'm not ONLY stressed, I m depressed and afraid that there is truly a devil running the country and Only cares about his rich cronies.  I m depressed and stress because Paul Ryan wants to take my medicare, medicard, ss.  I m worried my sister who's been a hard worker all her life and now can't find work making enough money and lost her house.  I worried my property are getting higher and soon I won't be able to keep my home. DT is the devil that's obvious.

  16. Simple: Who is USA president? Trudeau, Merkel, Macron? No! It's Trump. Trump in charge of economy, healthcare, infrastructure, welfare, taxes, jobs etc is enough to destabilize the emotional and psychological basis of ANY person.

  17. waking up in the morning, commute to work almost an hour or more, and work in a cube, makes many people so mad and so stressed .

  18. The sooner we identify stress in young people, the sooner we can point out their whole life is ahead and they have no business being stress

  19. Treating stress as a debilitating illness is yet another failing of the liberals trying to coddle the masses from reality

  20. HATE IT ALL YOU WANT,,,,WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID IT BEST,,,,,,CAPITALISM IS LIKE A GIANT WORM IT'S GOING TO EAT UP EVERY THING IN IT'S PATH,,,,SUPREME COURT,,,CONGRESS,,,,GOVERNMENT,,,AND IT'S CITIZENS,,,,,,so stroke out,,,eat a bacon cheese burger,,,,,

  21. For many communities of color, it is just another day but for the mainstream, they are being subjected to the lack of opportunities in every facet of life so it is now an introduction to hopelessness on a larger question. Europe knows we are peddling in the ways of Tyrants long past. Tyrants of old would be proud we have become our own worst enemy.

  22. When I grew up starting in the 60's even with all our troubles I thought the country was making progress towards being more fair. Race and gender were defined as issues and we all knew what was needed to drive that towards more justice. As a young adult out of school I was able with a bit of help to live on a minimum wage job, have a car, and go to college – and felt that our country and government had my back and I appreciated the system for that and it gave me a certain pride and confidence in our country.

    With the election of Reagan and the reversal of things like the Fairness Doctrine and a lot of retrograde and regressive political rhetoric from the likes of Sam Donaldson, George Will, and the attack on PBS forcing them to inject Conservative/Libertarian fake news, this started to feel different.

    The indicators of what the government's trajectory was from basically attacking FDR's New Deal and Second Bill of Rights, to all this unprovable BS like "trickle down" and divisive rhetoric, it has appeared and gotten more clear that what we are facing is basically a fierce and hateful return of oligarchy, monarchy, aristocracy and what could be explained as the refinement of fascism, fascism 2.0.

    I no longer feel that the US government, the top level of our business sector, press and educational institutions have any legitimacy and I believe many Americans are looking for a simple model and way forward to crystalize around and rebel against this increasingly totalitarian and ugly system that is being undemocratically constructed around us by a group that like Donald Trump and others are some of the evil masterminds or injustice, misery, and genocide.

  23. The Obama fake-out was not progress, it was a declining holding pattern waiting for the architecting of a Republican backlash. If Obama was who and what he claimed to be he could not sit by and let what is going on happen. The man was an image that served a purpose at a certain time, and now that most of our elections and precincts are rigged, I don't think Republicans have any worries which is why they are so arrogant and strident, not to mention rude about their ideals.

  24. I donno about the rest of you but I find myself less stressed nowadays with unlimited access to TYT videos; which are always so sad and negative that they somehow manage to become comical and tolerant at the same time. So thank you TYT! I look forward to your silly comedic roles for years to come!

  25. You tell black people the police is out to get them, you tell white people they're evil because they're privileged, you tell Jews the alt right is out to get them, you tell Muslims everyone else is out to get them, you tell the world Trump is going to cause a nuclear apocalypse, and now you're suprised people are stressed. Bravo.

  26. TYT; Please do some research and a Report on; AI, Singularity, Sophia (Saudi Arabian citizen) & Han (Hanson Robotics), Deep Web, Silk Road, Bitcoin, Crypto Roebel, Palantir (that glowing globe form the Picture of Trump with Middle Eastern Leaders), China, Russia and America are leading in this. But this is a global thing from world leaders, leaders and the elite.
    What is your opinion when you connect the dots of these factual information?

  27. Looking to what China are currently doing with their own economy, what Wall Street has been up to since 2009 and the fact that both Rothschild's and Rockefeller have left your economy and pulled out of the $ I'd say an economic crash is a certainty.

  28. Maybe women are more stressed now because of "Progress"…. ie… working more hours at dead end jobs, breakdown of family unit, men no longer attracted to them for much more than a one night stand..etc etc..

  29. Because…Its. Coming.Ww3 is on its way.and specifivaly Americans will die Europeans will turn on them cus nobody in bus right will die for Us moronity

  30. And how many of these stressed Americans VOTED for trump thinking that their “savior” donnie would save the economy. The F.ucker is a businessman at heart, f.ucker will cater to his “base” aka his golf buddies to cover his arse! Is it just me or does anyone else feel the need to yank that AquaNet laden DO OFF OF HIS HEAD!!! 😡😡😡

  31. On the contrary! 2017 was a great year and 2018 will be even better!! Regressive leftists have been neutered of power so it's normal for them to be a bit bummed, but ignore and reject their misery loves company pessimism…

  32. Turkey’s top state religious institution has issued a new fatwa on marriage announcing that girls can get married and become pregnant as young as 9 years old.
    The Diyanet, otherwise known as the Directorate of Religious Affairs, is an official state institution whose role is “to execute the works concerning the beliefs, worship, and ethics of Islam, enlighten the public about their religion, and administer the sacred worshiping places.”
    The fatwa, which can be read here, announces that girls can “marry and get pregnant as early as 9.”
    “The Diyanet said that those who entered the age of adulthood could also marry. The Diyanet stated that the lower limit of age for girls was 9 for girls and 12 for boys. Diyanet said that girls could become pregnant at the age of 9, and that men could become fathers when they entered the age of 12,” states the fatwa.
    A fatwa is a nonbinding but authoritative legal opinion pertaining to Islamic law.
    “How can anyone still find excuses for this perverse Islamist ideology?” asks the Islamism Map Twitter account.

    Your comments, Uygur boy…

  33. I bet Big Pharma loves Trump. Especially labs that produce anti-anxiety meds! It's one thing to worry about an economic depression. Another to worry about Climate Change. But add nukes to that and you've got Trump's Triptych! I can't blame Sam Harris for his pre-election quip that despite Clinton's glaring deficiencies the only way Trump was getting his vote would be "if Hillary showed up at a rally and killed and ate a baby." Ahhh, hindsight.

  34. Oh yeah, women are more stressed out than men, but men are more likely to commit suicide than women. Feminist BS! TYT is nothing but misandric propaganda!

  35. I don't need a survey telling how stressed out my fellow Americans are. Since we elected Bozo the clown as president, my stress level went though the roof. Obama never gave me a stressful moment while he was in office. GW Bush made me nervous (a bungling idiot with the launch codes while turning our surplus into a deficit) but nothing like what Trump has given me.
    And the though that we in the working class will loose our tax breaks while Trump and the rich in our country will be keeping theirs (I'm still trying to ponder how tax breaks for private jets, golf courses and real estate will benefit me while NOT benefiting Trump, as he has claimed) doesn't ease my fear and loathing…

  36. how could people not be stress out enough, when you have the American potus and the idiot over in North Korea, both with itches trigger fingers!

  37. Because America is full of hysterical, irrational people, shrieking about how terrible everything is. Like Ana Kasparian.

  38. The more you give a F, the more you stressed out. It's a trade-off to being an ignorant. So choose your life. You cant' have both.

  39. I'm not one of TYT's idiot followers, so guess what…I actually saw this survey and I'm saying TYT are lying pieces of shit. The survey actually said that overall stress is about the same as last year, at 4.8 on a 1-10 scale. The dumbass Millennials was the demographic where stress went up (surprise, surprise), while Boomers' and Xers' stress went down! Also Cenk called this a "Macro-Survey". Bullshit. It was a one-time questionnaire in August with about 3,500 people. Macro my butt. I could write another 6 inches on this crap video, but what's the point. I'm sick of these fake assholes.

  40. More stressed out than ever? Great Depression, revolutionary war, ww1, ww2, Vietnam. There have been way more times where people was more stressed than now.

  41. I think society has become comfortable with the government trying to solve thier problems and have forgot how life used to be, when we had to work all day just to eat.

  42. I find it amusing how Cenk talks about getting money out of politics and how the politicians are beholden to the donors… when he himself received $20 Million and suddenly became the cheerleader for the very people GIVING those donations he claims to be against.

  43. Surprising to see a rise from 2016 which with that godawful election was probably the most stressful year I can remember. This is one reason why it's basically amusing to see Trump's people talk about two FBI agents sending negative text messages about Trump during the election as shocking. Sixty-plus percent of the country/world was sending negative texts about Trump in 2016 and 95% of the planet were sending politically charged ones.

    Now personally I don't think it's become easier or less stressful at all to be male, let alone white/male in 2017. There is a palpable feeling that we feel as if we 'won' as Cenk puts it. That we elected Trump and are benefiting from his agenda. The underhanded and overhanded shots have increased by a factor of one hundred. Everyone feels a newly enflamed need to stick it to whitely swinging dick because Donald must be making life great again. Add to that that the media has a daily beat about another white guy being a pervert or a rapist and it has certainly become open season.

  44. You think its bad now wait until Trump wins again ,and he will as long as democrats support Hillary ,and we all know she will steal the nomination again.

  45. Because the truth hurts? Because socialism is absolute shit? Insane immigration and fake liberal corruption worldwide? Too many possibilities to nail it down.

  46. So women are much more thin-skinned and less likely to have their life in order than men are. The gvmt wouldn't even be on your mind if you had your shit together. That's the real issue here.

  47. I see no difference between Bush, Obama or Trump’s regimes as far as foreign policy and very little here at home. I’m glad people are waking up. It’s only because Trump is president that they are now aware. Otherwise they’d be lulled to sleep.

  48. that is because those woman live in states like florida and mississippi and texas where woman cant get safe legal abortions they need to get illegal unsafe abortions or go elsewhere

  49. The reason why Americans are more stressed out than ever, is because they have it too easy and are spoiled and pampered and nothing to do with their time. Second reason, is the man hating religion of the left has destroyed fathers and men in general, which are the structure and foundation that holds families together, which would otherwise support and care for one another.

  50. It stresses me to be so ashamed of the trump government. They have no respect for ethics, truth, “We The People “.

  51. Wrong asshole! People are worried about the government because of the inside job false flag attacks of 9/11/2001. They are so stressed knowing that the mass murdering terrorists of 9/11/2001 are not only free to continue mass murdering but are also in power and have hired millions of traitors to protect them from justice! The government even created a huge new agency after they murdered 3000 on 9/11/2001. It is called Homeland Security, plus the government has militarized police nationally and increased the prison population to 25% of the world's prisoners whilst having just 4% of the world's population. You're darn right Americans are stressed!

  52. Americans are stressed because they're losing their liberty and Constitution, their health and wealth. We have the same problems here in Australia as more people are getting to know how greedy corrupt and unpredictable their zionist-governments are. The fake media will never sop masking reality and burying their shit deeper but for how long???

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