Polling for stress

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a survey about peoples’ stress levels and factors contributing to the stress. It took place for about a month. NPR started a summary of their findings, of what will be a two-week segment on the air and online.

The above shows the percent of respondents in the age brackets who said the factors (the rows in this case) contributed to their current stress. It looks like I might be in a less stressful stage of my life, between the age of 30 and 39.

It’s just an early summary of poll responses right now, so I’m hoping they go into more detail about statistically significant differences between demographics and how the 2,500-person sample correlates to the the US population.

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