- Election Day and day after were among most stressful days since 2008
- Bad mood percentage spiked more on 2016 Election Day than prior two
- Recovery in Americans' mood consistent with prior elections
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Election Day 2016 and the day after were two of the most stressful days on record since Gallup and Healthways began tracking Americans' mood in January 2008. On Nov. 8, 19% of U.S. adults were classified as being in a bad mood -- experiencing a lot of stress or worry without a lot of happiness and enjoyment. That metric rose to 20% on Nov. 9. Before Election Day 2016, the metric had reached 19% or higher only three times in nearly nine years. The 2016 Election Day and day after figures are much higher than the daily average of 11%.
Nov 28, 2016