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[Study] 72% of Americans Say Work is Top Cause of Burnout in 2022
Buzzwords like “quiet quitting” are making headlines as the conversation about workplace boundaries becomes center stage for American workers.
A new study is shedding light about the role workplace burnout is playing behind the scenes. The nationwide survey, conducted by Within Health, found the top cause of burnout for 72% of Americans in 2022 is work, followed by financial stress (51%).
Burnout is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean it’s not widely experienced. The study found 43% of Americans say they feel burned out right now, and the overwhelming majority (94%) say they’ve experienced burnout in the past:
- Top symptoms of burnout: Feeling tired (89%), lack of motivation (69%), and exhaustion (67%)
- Top ways to combat burnout: Exercise (59%), reading/watching TV/listening to music (52%), and sleeping or napping (50%)
Nationwide, the study also dove into Google Search Trends to learn more about the types of burnout Americans are searching for ways to combat. In 45 of 50 states, work-related burnout was the top query.
Take a moment to look at the full report, including survey results and a ranking of the most burned out cities in the country. If you have any questions or interest in sharing this report with your audience, don’t hesitate to reach out.