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Survey Results

Survey started: March 27, 2002

Total Respondents: 16708



 
 
What is your age?
29.5% 4931 22-30
23.3% 3891 18-21
15.7% 2622 31-40
12.1% 2023 15-17
9.5% 1580 41-50
4.5% 759 Under 15
3.6% 605 51-60
0.6% 107 61-70
0.6% 102 No Answer
0.3% 51 71+
 
 
Your sex:
60.5%10107 Female
37.0% 6181 Male
1.8% 295 No Answer
 
 
Your status:
23.6% 3948 single/dating
21.7% 3627 single/committed to someone
18.2% 3047 single/not looking
17.7% 2954 happily married
9.9% 1662 married
2.3% 385 No Answer
2.0% 337 divorced/not looking
2.0% 334 divorced/committed to someone
1.7% 287 divorced/dating
 
 
Which is more significant to you?
79.0%13192 my family/relationship
14.8% 2477 my career
5.2% 873 No Answer
 
 
What troubles you the most?
43.5% 7272 Disturbing events that are in present time
28.2% 4717 Disturbing events that I anticipate about the future
23.2% 3875 Disturbing events from my past
4.3% 718 No Answer
 
 
How often do you experience mild anxiety in your life, where you tend to worry, but it does not hinder your ability to function?
24.4% 4073 a few times per week
14.9% 2494 daily
14.2% 2372 once a week
14.1% 2353 a few times a year
12.1% 2030 once a month
6.4% 1066 several times each day I notice Im anxious
4.2% 699 continually
3.8% 636 every few years
3.5% 589 never
1.3% 211 No Answer
 
 
How often do you experience severe anxiety in your life, to the point that it hinders your ability to function?
27.9% 4654 never
22.5% 3761 a few times a year
17.5% 2930 every few years
11.5% 1927 once a month
5.9% 991 a few times per week
5.9% 987 once a week
2.8% 466 No Answer
2.1% 344 daily
1.5% 253 several times each day I notice Im anxious
1.3% 222 continually
 
 
In a general sense, which of the following do you worry about most?
25.2% 4205 a general sense of being overwhelmed
20.2% 3375 a specific, single problem that I am struggling with in my life
15.2% 2545 meeting my own expectations
12.4% 2064 meeting the expectations of others
9.9% 1653 interaction with specific people
6.9% 1158 I don't know what I worry about
6.7% 1125 interactions with people in general
2.5% 419 No Answer
 
 
Specifically, which one of the following areas causes you the most concern?
27.8% 4643 money/financial issues
17.6% 2940 my job/career
12.9% 2160 marriage/intimate relationships
11.7% 1958 social relationships
8.7% 1460 personal appearance/weight issues
7.4% 1233 family/children
5.5% 926 No Answer
4.2% 695 health concerns
1.6% 266 political issues
1.5% 255 cultural issues
 
 
What do you do to cope when you feel upset and worried?
62.3%10417 distract myself with other activities
55.5% 9269 listen to music
53.3% 8901 sleep
51.3% 8579 try to solve the situation that is causing my anxiety
50.3% 8402 discuss things with a friend
45.2% 7558 watch television
40.7% 6794 eat
39.5% 6605 talk myself into a calmer state of mind
39.2% 6549 ignore it
33.4% 5581 physical exercise
26.0% 4350 fight with people in my life
25.5% 4265 play with a pet
22.1% 3691 shop/give myself present
20.1% 3352 use alcohol
19.2% 3201 meditation/relaxation exercises
12.4% 2078 visualizations
10.5% 1761 use prescription drugs
9.6% 1599 use illegal drugs
8.3% 1385 go to therapy
6.1% 1018 use non-prescription drugs
2.7% 450 bio-feedback
 
 
What single thing might relieve the most stress to you?
38.3% 6401 having more money
17.7% 2955 finding a "special someone"
8.6% 1433 losing weight
7.5% 1248 No Answer
7.0% 1177 being healthy
5.3% 888 moving somewhere else
4.8% 808 looking better
4.5% 745 changing jobs
1.8% 298 being single
1.2% 200 not having children
1.2% 198 my boss being fired
1.1% 187 having children
 
 
To what degree do you feel in control of your life?
52.5% 8777 Most of the time I'm in control
23.1% 3867 Sometimes I'm in control
11.1% 1858 I am in complete control
5.9% 990 Rarely am I in control
4.1% 689 I feel like a puppet
2.2% 360 No Answer
 
 
When you are worried, which of the following most closely characterize what you might say to yourself?
18.6% 3110 Its time to pull myself together.
16.2% 2709 I cant handle this.
14.1% 2363 I have to do better.
11.5% 1920 What the worst thing that can happen?
10.4% 1744 If anyone can do this, I can.
9.1% 1515 This is unfair.
6.5% 1094 I blew it again.
5.7% 958 Ill show them who theyre dealing with.
2.6% 439 No Answer
2.4% 408 uh-oh, Im going to be found out.
 
 
When you anticipate a situation where you think it would be wise to be completely fourthright and honest, does this make you feel more anxious?
49.4% 8251 No
46.1% 7704 Yes
3.9% 658 No Answer
 
 
After you have been honest in the face of a difficult situation do you feel..
78.9%13182 Relieved
16.2% 2711 More anxious
3.9% 647 No Answer
 
 
With whom is it more difficult to be honest?
32.0% 5340 About the same for everybody
29.4% 4916 Family
11.8% 1979 Strangers
10.0% 1672 Casual friends
9.7% 1623 Close friends
6.3% 1054 No Answer
 
 
Under which circumstances might you lie, if an honest answer would be less than favorable?
43.7% 7309 a friend asks me about his/her appearance
40.5% 6768 a friend asks my opinion on his/her weight
37.4% 6257 a stranger askes me about his/her appearance
35.7% 5973 a friend asks my opinion about something he/she cannot change
34.4% 5744 an inquiry was made about something I was supposed to do
28.7% 4801 a friend asks my opinion about his/her performance in bed
18.9% 3166 a co-worker inquires about the quality of his/her work
16.6% 2777 a spouse/lover asks where I've been
14.4% 2408 a friend asks my opinion on his/her age
 
 
Have you ever done any of the following?
57.4% 9594 received extra change when buying something and kept the change
56.1% 9374 cheated on a test
55.2% 9223 knew a price for a product was wrong (too low) and you didnt say anything
41.7% 6961 were overcharged for something and didn't complain
32.8% 5482 faked an orgasm
22.6% 3772 had sex with someone else while in a committed relationship and never told
15.0% 2500 listed false information about your education, employment, skills on a resume or job application
13.4% 2239 dated/slept with a friends boyfriend/girlfriend behind their back
3.9% 653 filed a false tax return
3.8% 643 made a false insurance claim
 
 
If you lie about something, would you say you do so..
51.7% 8646 To protect myself
37.2% 6219 To protect others
10.0% 1676 No Answer
 
 
With whom are you most likely to be dishonest?
41.7% 6960 stranger
40.3% 6732 parents
27.5% 4598 casual friend
22.7% 3794 employer
20.2% 3377 other family member
19.2% 3207 policeman
11.1% 1851 boyfriend/girlfriend
9.4% 1564 other government agent
9.0% 1496 close friend
8.5% 1425 doctor
8.4% 1407 client/customer
8.3% 1388 Internal Revenue Service
7.8% 1296 spouse
7.2% 1208 insurance agent
6.8% 1128 employee
6.6% 1101 children
5.0% 836 therapist

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