Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll

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A a new new poll poll finds finds that that close close to to half half of of generation generation Z. Z. Americans Americans say say cobit cobit nineteen nineteen is is made made it it more more difficult difficult to to pursue pursue their their goals goals according according to to a a recent recent poll poll from from MTV MTV entertainment entertainment group group and and the the Associated Associated Press Press the the stresses stresses of of the the pandemic pandemic capit capit younger younger Americans Americans especially especially hard hard those those in in so so called called generation generation Z. Z. ages ages thirteen thirteen to to twenty twenty four four reported reported higher higher levels levels of of disruption disruption to to their their academic academic and and social social lives lives forty forty six six percent percent of of Gen Gen Z. Z. respondents respondents said said the the pandemic pandemic has has made made it it harder harder to to pursue pursue their their education education or or career career goals goals compared compared with with thirty thirty six six percent percent of of lentils lentils and and thirty thirty one one percent percent of of generation generation X. X. forty forty percent percent reported reported greater greater difficulty difficulty with with their their dating dating and and romantic romantic relationships relationships and and forty forty five five percent percent reported reported greater greater difficulty difficulty maintaining maintaining friendships friendships compared compared with with thirty thirty nine nine percent percent of of Gen Gen X. X. Americans Americans health health experts experts say say it's it's consistent consistent with with what what they're they're seeing seeing as as younger younger people people report report higher higher rates rates of of anxiety anxiety depression depression and and academic academic setbacks setbacks after after months months of of pandemic pandemic restrictions restrictions and and remote remote learning learning I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king

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