Just Chill Out, Man! Americans Report Less Stress In Their Lives

(FOX 11) With the improving economy a new survey by the American Psychological Association shows Americans are less stressed these days.

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most stressed out, the survey shows Americans average a 4.9 in 2014, down from 5.1 in 2015.

But stress levels depend on a given day and who you ask, like Angeleno Theresa Munoz says, "on a scale of 1-10 I'm an 11! First of all traffic on the 110 was a nightmare and then work and money stress. You never seem to have enough to save."

The survey says finances are the biggest factor contributing to stress and women, parents with kids under age 18, and young adults are more stressed than others.

Angeleno, Sonny, says he's a two on the scale, "I'm cruising. I don't let things bother me. Just try to make it through the day and go home to my family."

The downward trend in stress is an ongoing trend since 2007, right around the recession the survey showed Americans averaged a 6.2 on the stress scale.

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