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What percentage of Americans suffer from anxiety?

More than 20% (1 in 5) of all Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorders.


This IgniteAmerica Certified Statistic is based on the following research:

Percentage of American adults with diagnosable anxiety disorders:

20%    APA Stress in America Survey, 2018

23%    General Social Survey, 2018

19%    National Comorbidity Study 2007, Harvard University

21%    Average

Percentage of Generation Z (ages 13-17) with diagnosable anxiety disorders:

29%    Teens/Anxiety & Depression, Pew Research Center, 2018

27%    APA Stress in America Survey, 2018

25%    National Comorbidity Study 2007, Harvard University

27%    Average


Cultural Context:

More than 65 million people in the United States, including 30% of our children between the ages of 3-17, suffer from anxiety. With all of our success, opportunities, and technologies, 40% of our teenagers feel bored almost every day, and 70% say anxiety and depression are their biggest problems – with less than 20% ever getting help.

Stress takes its toll! After 60 years of increasing life expectancy, life expectancy in the United States has been in decline for the last three years. This is in spite of America spending more on healthcare than any other country in the world. Leading factors are drug abuse (prescribed and illegal) and suicide, which is now the second-leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 – 34. These are the casualties of a godless, stress-filled society.

This amazing country, that was birthed by God and blessed by God to bless the world, has lost its soul. For almost 200 years, we knew we were ‘One Nation, Under God,’ enjoying and giving thanks to Him for His blessings. Anxiety was the least of our problems.

But we’re now taking credit for God’s blessings, removing Him from our textbooks, and aggressively legislating His truth, love, and joy out of our culture. This leaves us with the stress of having to figure it out on our own. And that job is too big for all of us in today’s world!

For Christians, life is still a challenge, even knowing God goes before us. Facing it on your own, without God, is intolerable! And that’s the real reason our country is stressing out!


Worrying Is Overrated!
Who of you by worrying, can add a single hour to your life.
Luke 12:25

If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

This World Is Not Our Home
. . . the sufferings of this present world are not worthy to be compared with the Glory that shall be revealed to us (in Heaven).
Romans 8:18

You Can Do This!
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me.
Psalms 23:4

Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He’s done. Then you will experience God’s Peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
Philippians 4:6-7

God Uses Trials to Build Your Faith
These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold . . . so when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
I Peter 1:7

God Has You Right Where He Wants You
I know I have plans for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Be Still And Know That He Is God
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise . . . then the God of Peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8-9

Living For God’s Purpose (To Seek and Save the Lost) Is The End of Worry
And we know that all things work for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His Purpose.
Romans 8:28

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