Vote: Is This Election Stressing You Out?

By Tonka Dobreva 10.31.2016 interact

The 2016 presidential election has been plagued by much controversy, polarized opinions and expressed anger. It has created turmoil within the major political parties and is making many concerned about the outcome. Those who follow politics are more than just a little frustrated.

In fact, according to research by the American Psychological Association (APA), 52 percent of American adults who were surveyed admitted that the election was a “significant source of stress” in their life. An interesting finding was that people who used social media were more likely to feel stressed than those who didn’t. According to APA’s executive director, “arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration” are factors that contribute to increased levels of election stress.

We want to know about your experience during this election year — are you feeling stressed because of what’s going on on the campaign trail and in the media? Are your friends and family feeling the stress as well? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below. As usual, we will air the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.

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  1. Dominick Burns

    NO they should trust both presidents

  2. Sarah

    This election is stressful because both Trump and Clinton have problems with something that they did in their life and that makes it hard to chose a president.

  3. Devin Roberson

    Hillary got do win because she is in united states america

  4. Lacy

    Yes, the election is very stressful. Even though Im not an adult I do worry about what is in store for our countries future. I would like to grow up feeling safe in the country that i live in.

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