Election chatter is filled with hyperbole — dished out by candidates, pundits, and voters. But this year, the vitriol is acute. Donald Trump has called Hillary Clinton "the devil" and threatened to imprison her during the second presidential debate if he became president. The New York Times editorial board called Trump the "worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history."
So it shouldn't be surprising that the majority of Americans are stressed the heck out about the election.
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The American Psychological Association has released some preliminary data from its upcoming annual "Stress in America" report, on the nation's level of anxiety specifically around this election.
Around half of people surveyed (52 percent) say the election "is a very or somewhat significant" source of stress in their lives. The breakdown by party is about even: 59 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of Democrats say this election is causing them stress.
The APA also breaks the responses down by age and demographics.