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Surprisingly many have felt stressed

October 3rd, 2018


Stress is becoming more and more common and if you haven’t felt stressed yourself, you probably know someone who has. But how many in Userneeds’ panel have felt stressed over a longer period of time? Read more to find out.

Stress is a well-known health issue in the 21st century and some might even go as far as to say that we are living in an epidemic of stress. Millions of anti-anxiety medications prescriptions are being written every year and many people feel stressed on some level from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed.

Researchers have identified multiple factors that contribute to chronic stress in the body, one of these being the presence of infinite choices around jobs and social roles as well as the constant bombardment with media that exposes us to violence, idealized body types, and superficial social relationships.

At Userneeds we have asked our panel members in the Nordics and Ireland if they have ever felt stressed over a longer period of time and the vast majority answer yes. In fact, this goes for 70 percent in Ireland, 71 percent in Norway, 72 percent in Sweden and 78 percent in Finland. In Denmark which has the smallest percentage saying yes, the figure is 62 percent.

A few panel members are unsure whether they have felt stressed over a longer period or not and between 2 and 3 percent thus answer “Don’t know”. This means that just one out five of the Finnish respondents actually says no to having felt stressed. In the reaming countries between 26 and 36 percent answer no.