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COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Mental Health | UPDATED

As an update to the April 30 post, we continued to ask respondents how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their overall mental health. In April 2021, 55% of respondents reported that the pandemic has had an overall negative impact on their mental health (“mild” or “significant”). Our latest results reveal that 62% of respondents have experienced a negative impact on their mental health, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since April 2021, concerns surrounding a personally contracting COVID-19 and respondents struggling with mental health follow a very similar pattern. In our latest survey, we found that 24% of respondents were “very” or “extremely” concerned about contracting COVID-19, compared to 18% of respondents who shared that same sentiment in April 2021.


Last updated on November 8, 2021. Please check back for updates. Results are based on surveys of 300 respondents from October 2, 2021, through October 5, 2021. All surveys were conducted online by respondents in the United States.

For more information about our survey techniques, click here to visit our Methods page.


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