Money Still Has Americans on the Bubble
Can Money Buy You Happiness?
The need for eternal stress relief is so strong that 69% of workers would be quick to take
a pay cut to ensure that they’d never be stressed on the job again.
36% of these people would reduce their salaries by 20% or more to have less stress.
65% of the nation’s workers who have ever been stressed often feel this way about work.
More male than female workers (72% vs. 66%) are open to a salary reduction for eternal stress relief at the office.
69% of Americans confess that finances are stressing them out right now, with more women than men (71% vs. 66%)
and more 18-49-year-olds than those 50+ (74% vs. 60%) owning up to this fact.
“Pop” Out Those Knots
71% can place a dollar value on being stress-free, as they’re able to name some amount of money that they’d need to
have in the bank in order to feel stress-free.
35% of these people would need a million dollars or more to feel stress-free.
35% of Americans said they would only need less than one million dollars in the bank to feel stress-free.
The United States of Stress
- Surveyed results reveal that just over one minute of popping Bubble Wrap® provides stress relief equivalent to a 33 minute massage.
Stress Hits Home
- 50% of Americans believe that a lottery win is more likely in their lifetimes than being stress-free forever.
32% believe that our national debt being cleared in ten years is more likely than a life without stress;
31% believe healthcare coverage for all Americans in five years is more likely.
Technology Adding More Stress
- 38% of Americans would rather they never encounter an ounce of stress again than win a new home worth 100 million dollars.
77% of Americans say they are as stressed or more stressed now than one year ago and 71% say they are as stressed or more
stressed now than five years ago.
Younger people in the 18-49 age group are more likely than their elders to be instantly stressed out about events
like a fight with close friends (62% vs. 51%), missing a flight (56% vs. 47%), a hotel losing a reservation (42% vs. 34%)
or even lacking change for a parking meter (31% vs. 14%).
81% of Americans admit that running late to an important event or meeting would stress them out.
47% of these folks would only have to be five minutes behind or less to feel this way.
Blue Is Better!
- Americans are more dependent on technology than ever and a majority of the nation (66%) would stress when their computers crash.
- Technology takes two of the top three spots on a list of things that could spike up American’s stress levels and six of the top 15.
A “Pop” A Day Keeps The Stress Away
- 43% of said the country says that the most relaxing or soothing color is Blue.
America Needs Some “Pop” Relief
Recent Bubble Wrap® poppers are less likely to be stressed out by unpredictable events when traveling,
such as missing a flight (52% vs. 59%) or hotels losing their reservation (39% vs. 43%).
Bubble Wrap®-popping Americans who have done this in the last seven days are less stressed about their health than
those without as much recent Bubble Wrap® experience (34% vs. 40%).
- 39% of people say that it’s a quick action, not a lengthy activity that has a better shot at easing their stress
More men than women (44% vs. 35%) agree that a brief activity is a better stress reliever than something that requires more time.
Don’t Pop Alone, Try A Famous Friend!
36% of Northeasterners are likely to feel stressed more than 10 times in an average month,
while 26% of the rest of the nation owns up to this frequency. This makes the Northeast region
the most frequently stressed and most often to have spikes in stress in America
- Over half (53%) of Southerners admit they’re more stressed now than they were a year ago, compared to 48% of those in other regions
More Americans in the West than the rest of the country admit they’re stressed about politics (29% vs. 20%)
and their love lives (24% vs. 18%) right now.
26% of Americans say they’d most enjoy popping Bubble Wrap® with Ellen DeGeneres with Will Farrell
coming in second with 18% of the vote. Taylor Swift (14%), Kelly Ripa (12%) and Neil Patrick Harris (8%)
round out the top five celebrities Americans want to pop Bubble Wrap® with.