Poll: Most say this is lowest point they can remember for US
A majority of people surveyed in a new poll say this is the lowest point in U.S. history.
A recent poll published by the American Psychological Association finds 59 percent of Americans surveyed think this is the lowest point in the nation’s history that they can remember.
A slightly larger percentage, 63 percent, say they are stressed about the nation’s future, according to the poll.
Nearly three-quarters of Democrats, 73 percent, say they are stressed about the future of the nation, compared to 56 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of independents.
Nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were stressed about the social divisiveness in the country today.
Forty-three percent of those surveyed said they were stressed about health care, 35 percent said they were stressed about the economy and 32 percent listed trust in the government as a cause of stress.
According to the poll, 51 percent of Americans say they have been inspired to volunteer due to the current state of the nation.
The poll was conducted from Aug. 2 to Aug. 31 among 3,440 participants.
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