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A recent survey has revealed that Missouri has the most stressed citizens in the United States.
The survey was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of anti-stress supplement Natrol Relaxia. A total of 12,500 respondents participated in the survey, with 250 representatives from each state.
Based on the survey, Missouri is the most stressed state, with residents spending an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes a day worrying. Mississippi ranked second, with residents worrying for 3 hours and 12 minutes, while West Virginia ranked third, with 3 hours and 6 minutes spent being worried. Georgia, Louisiana, and Vermont tied for fourth on the list.
Natrol Relaxia Marketing Director Harel Shapira said that 2020 brought about many unanticipated problems and causes of stress. Finances were listed as the top stressor in the country. The ongoing pandemic, politics, and other significant events last year also overwhelmed many people.
In 2021, finances are still the top stressor for Americans, with 39% of respondents reporting that they were stressed about a lack of savings. Twenty-eight percent of respondents were worried about their loved ones getting sick with the coronavirus, and 24% were stressed about unemployment.
The survey also showed some positive results. For instance, 48% of the respondents said they had learned new ways to cope with stress. Another 43% believed they could better handle situations that induce stress in the future. To manage stress, most of the respondents turned to doing physical exercise, watching TV shows and movies, and reading.
According to Shapira, acknowledging stressful day-to-day situations and being aware of simple measures to successfully deal with them are essential in working through bouts of stress and anxiety.