Feature

In percentage of respondents as of September 2008

Although older adults report less stress overall, more Matures and Boomers are reporting the economy as a source of stress than younger generations. Money is also a cause of stress for 79 percent of Boomers and 73 percent of Matures.

 

Millennials Age 18–29

Gen Xers Age 30–43

Boomers Age 44–62

MaturesAge 63+

Money

83

87

79

73

The economy

71

78

83

86

Work

74

73

66

39

Health problems affecting my family

58

58

70

79

Housing costs

67

68

62

49

Job stability

57

59

57

43

Source: APA 2008 Stress in America survey