Preview of data from upcoming Stress in America™ poll shows election is equally stressful for Republicans and Democrats
WASHINGTON — Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates every form of mass media, 52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. The survey was conducted online among adults 18+ living in the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association.
For the past decade, the Stress in America™ survey has examined how stress affects the health and well-being of American adults. Prior to the release of this year’s full survey results slated for early 2017, APA highlighted data that points to Americans’ stress levels related to the upcoming presidential election.
“We’re seeing that it doesn’t matter whether you’re registered as a Democrat or Republican — U.S. adults say they are experiencing significant stress from the current election,” said Lynn Bufka, PhD, APA’s associate executive director for practice research and policy. Across party lines, those registered as Democrats (55 percent) and Republicans (59 percent) are statistically equally likely to say the election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.
“Election stress becomes exacerbated by arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration, particularly with thousands of comments that can range from factual to hostile or even inflammatory,” said Bufka.
In fact, the survey revealed that social media appears to affect Americans’ stress levels when it comes to the election and related topics. Nearly 4 in 10 adults (38 percent) say that political and cultural discussions on social media cause them stress. In addition, adults who use social media are more likely than adults who do not to say the election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress (54 percent vs. 45 percent, respectively).
While men and women are equally likely (51 percent vs. 52 percent, respectively) to say the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, election stress differs among generations of Americans. Millennials and "matures" are the most likely to say the election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress (56 percent vs. 59 percent, respectively) — significantly more than Generation Xers (45 percent) but not boomers (50 percent).
APA offers the following tips to help people manage their stress related to the election:
Further detail on the survey findings is available in Stress in America™: U.S. Presidential Election 2016 (PDF, 164KB).
The following graphics are available to download or link:
The Stress in America™ survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of APA between Aug. 5 and 31, 2016, among 3,511 adults ages 18+ who reside in the U.S. Surveys were conducted in English and Spanish. Data were weighted to reflect their proportions in the population. Weighting variables included age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income. Propensity score weighting also was used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online. Hispanic respondents were weighted for acculturation, taking into account respondents’ household language as well as ability to read and speak in English and Spanish. Because the sample is based on those who were invited and agreed to participate in the Harris Poll online research panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. The full Stress in America™ report will be released in early 2017.
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes more than 117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
Dewan Juri Lomba Video Psikoedukasi Kesehatan Mental, dengan tema "Psikoedukasi Untuk Indonesia Sehat: Tunjukkan dan Bagikan", dalam rangka Hari Ulang Tahun Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia ke-57, 11 Juli 2016, dan Hari Kesehatan Mental Sedunia, 10 Oktober 2016, yang terdiri atas Juneman Abraham, S.Psi., M.Si. (sebagai Ketua), Dr. Ayu Dwi Nindyati, Psikolog (sebagai Anggota), dan Margaretha, S.Psi., P.G.Dip.Psych., M.Sc. (sebagai anggota), telah memutuskan nama-nama berikut ini sebagai 10 (Sepuluh) Nama Pemenang Lomba, yang ditetapkan dalam Surat Keputusan Ketua Umum Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia No. 031/SK/PP-HIMPSI/X/16, tanggal 12 Oktober 2016, sebagai berikut:
|1||Sleep Well, Study Well||Universitas Indonesia||Anindita Chairina, Denvi Giovanita, Muthmainah Mufidah, Nabila Arsyitia|
|2||High Quality Connection||Universitas Udayana||Putu Yoga Sukma Pratama|
|3||Waspadai Stress Cardiomyopathy||Universitas Bunda Mulia||Ivana Jessline, Fian Febrianto, Angelina Kesya|
|4||Stress Coping Social Support||Universitas Gadjah Mada||Faris Zaky Rinanda|
|5||Less Stress More Success||Universitas Udayana||Putu Yoga Sukma Pratama|
|6||Family Table Talk||Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang||Sri Hardyanti, Dewi Anggrei Puspita Ayu, Dela Vita Ramadani|
|7||Unspoken||Universitas Gadjah Mada||Btari Aktrisa Yara Sukmaraja, Alya Fauziyyah|
|8||Apresiasi||Universitas Hasanuddin||Hardyanti, Dwiana Fajriati Dewi|
|9||Cerdas Memilih Pola Asuh||Universitas Udayana||Ni Putu Angelia Nanda Devi Pertiwi, Gusti Ayu Nyoman Dyah Malini, Ni Putu Sukma Novi Wijayanti|
|10||Motivasi||Universitas Islam Indonesia||Muhammad Taufiq Akbar Wibowo, Anggi Permana|
Masing-masing pemenang mendapatkan hadiah berupa uang sebesar Rp. 1.500.000,- (satu juta lima ratus ribu rupiah) serta Sertifikat untuk pemenang dan perguruan tinggi tempat mahasiswa berasal.
Seluruh karya dalam Lomba Video Psikoedukasi Kesehatan Mental, sesuai dengan pengumuman sebelumnya, menjadi hak dan milik HIMPSI dan tidak akan dikembalikan. Adapun daftar video yang masuk dan teregistrasi adalah sebagai berikut (nama perguruan tinggi, jumlah):
Keputusan Dewan Juri bersifat mutlak, mengikat, dan tidak dapat diganggu gugat.
Pemenang akan dihubungi oleh Sekretariat HIMPSI dalam 2 (dua) pekan untuk informasi lebih lanjut.
Terima kasih untuk segenap perhatian dan partisipasinya.