Is the economy and your personal finances making you nervous or feeling stressed?

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THUNDER BAY – Is the economy and your personal finances making you nervous or feeling stressed? You are not alone. According to Ipsos Loyalty, “An alarming three-quarters (72%) of Canadians are experiencing an uncomfortable level of stress in their day-to-day lives”. The new poll states, that less than three in ten (28%) say that nothing is causing them excessive or uncomfortable levels of stress at this time.

Ipsos reports, “Younger Canadians, however, are most likely to be experiencing such excessive stress levels. Nine in ten (90%) of Canadians, aged 18-24, say they’re experiencing an uncomfortable level of stress, which is the highest level among any age group. Eight in ten (80%) of Canadians 25-34 and 35-44 years of age feel this level of stress, while three-quarter (77%) of those 45-54 feel the same way. Senior Canadians, however, are the least likely to feel such heavy stress burdens. Only a slight majority of those aged 55-64 (57%) and 65+ (51%) are experiencing excessive levels of stress”.

Finances and work life are two of the areas causing Canadians such levels of stress. Four in ten (44%) say that ‘personal or household finances’ are a cause of such excessive and uncomfortable stress levels. One-quarter (26%) say ‘their work life’ is an area that causes them to feel an uncomfortable level of stress.

An alarming three-quarters (72%) of Canadians are experiencing an uncomfortable level of stress in their day-to-day lives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Loyalty on behalf of Sun Life Financial. Less than three in ten (28%) say that nothing is causing them excessive or uncomfortable levels of stress at this time.

Younger Canadians, however, are most likely to be experiencing such excessive stress levels. Nine in ten (90%) of Canadians, aged 18-24, say they’re experiencing an uncomfortable level of stress, which is the highest level among any age group. Eight in ten (80%) of Canadians 25-34 and 35-44 years of age feel this level of stress, while three-quarter (77%) of those 45-54 feel the same way. Senior Canadians, however, are the least likely to feel such heavy stress burdens. Only a slight majority of those aged 55-64 (57%) and 65+ (51%) are experiencing excessive levels of stress.

Finances and work life are two of the areas causing Canadians such levels of stress. Four in ten (44%) say that ‘personal or household finances’ are a cause of such excessive and uncomfortable stress levels. One-quarter (26%) say ‘their work life’ is an area that causes them to feel an uncomfortable level of stress. The following table provides a list of sources of such stress and what proportion of Canadians believe such a source is a cause for their uncomfortable stress levels they experience:

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