Britons spend more than five years of their total life worrying, or 27 days a
year, according to a survey.
The biggest cause for anxiety is personal health, followed by financial
issues and crime, the findings for advice website ReallyWorried.com revealed.
Young people in their late teens worried most, with 10 per cent spending 12
hours a day stressing, although perhaps surprisingly getting on the property
ladder preoccupied them more than sex, their education or environmental fears.
Women worry more about their partners having affairs while men worried more
about sex, either a lack of it or their performance, according to the research
based on a survey of 2,000 Britons.
"The research shows that most people in Britain are really worried ĘC whether
it's about something monumental like their partner is cheating on them or
something relatively simple to sort out such as getting to grips with
technology," said Richard Rubin, founder of ReallyWorried.com.
The survey's top 10 worry issues were:
1. Personal health
2. Outgoings & income
4. Cost of living
6. My children's future
7. National Health Service
8. Gun/knife culture
9. Global warming