Survey: Most Americans say the country is at its 'lowest point'

If you are stressed out about where the country is headed and feel it’s at its lowest point in decades, you’re not alone. 

A recently published survey by the American Psychological Association, or APA, revealed that 59 percent of Americans perceive the U.S. as being at the rockiest bottom they’ve seen in their lifetimes. 

Notably, the roughly 3,500 participants span generations and have lived through tragic and tense times including World War II, the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, and the September 11 attacks. 

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63 percent said they experience stress in regard to the nation’s future. 

While that concern spread across party lines, Democrats, at 73 percent were most apt to feel anxious. Republicans and Independents were far from exempt, with 56 percent and 59 percent, respectively, expressing worry. 

Specific sources of angst included social divisiveness, health care, the economy, trust in government, and hate crimes.

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“The uncertainty and unpredictability tied to the future of our nation is affecting the health and well-being of many Americans in a way that feels unique to this period in recent history,” Arthur C. Evans Jr., APA’s chief executive officer, noted.

The survey was conducted from August 2 to 31.

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Top 25 words that come to mind for Trump: Quinnipiac poll

"Bigot" -- 8

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"American" -- 8

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"Racist" -- 9

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"Dishonest" -- 9

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"Clown" -- 9

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"Great" -- 10

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"Disgusting" -- 10

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"Successful" -- 11

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"Narcissist" -- 11

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"Business" -- 11

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"Bully" -- 11

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"Trying" -- 12

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"Arrogant" -- 12

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"Stupid" -- 13

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"A--hole" -- 13

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"Egotistical" -- 15

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"Ignorant" -- 16

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"Businessman" -- 18

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"Strong" -- 21

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"President" -- 22

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"Unqualified" -- 25

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"Leader" -- 25

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"Liar" -- 30

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"Incompetent" -- 31

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"Idiot" -- 39

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