Poll: Americans most stressed they've been in 10 years

Our nation is more stressed now than we have been in the past decade, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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NORWALK - Our nation is more stressed now than we have been in the past decade, according to a poll released Wednesday. 

The American Psychological Association polls Americans about their stress every year.

It's usually common for those polled to report anxiety around personal life issues like work and money. This year, however, people are citing politics as a serious stressor in their lives. 

The survey found that 66 percent of Americans reported stress about the future of the country. 

Minority groups, millennials, those living in urban areas and those with a college education had higher levels of stress about the election.

This is the highest significant increase in stress in 10 years. 

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