01:37pm Thursday 27 February 2020

National survey finds Australians more worried about themselves than social issues

Among the findings, Australians are far more worried about themselves than social issues.

Worrying about social issues was highest among the oldest category (age 60 years and up) and lowest with the young (younger than 30 years of age).

The study also compared states and found Western Australia to be the most worried about social issues. New South Wales placed sixth in the list of worriers. 

The survey also found that women counter their worry with positive activities, while men opt for negative one. Women do ‘positive’ activities like read, write in a journal or talk to someone when trying to control their worries, while men participate in ‘negative’ activities like drinking alcohol, hurting themselves (cut) or take non-prescription medicine when trying to control their worries.

The online survey looked at a broad range of categories including health, society, work and relationships to discover ‘What Worries Australia’. This is the first major study of the everyday worries of Australians.

For more information on the survey and full result findings please visit: www.centreforemotionalhealth.com.au

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