Must-Know Imposter Syndrome Statistics [Current Data]

In the following blog post, we examine a collection of stark statistics shedding light on the pervasive nature of imposter syndrome across various demographics and professions. From college students to working mothers, executives to entrepreneurs, these numbers reveal the prevalence and impact of feeling like a fraud in today’s society.

Statistic 1

"90% of Asian-American college students reported experiencing imposter syndrome on college campuses."

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Statistic 2

"Imposter Syndrome is more prevalent among black graduates at a rate of 49%."

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Statistic 3

"Around 85% of UK workers have experienced feelings of imposter syndrome in 2020."

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Statistic 4

"Approximately 38% of UK adults are thought to have suffered from imposter syndrome within the last 12 months, as per the survey by Amazing If."

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Statistic 5

"In the tech industry, 58% of people with over ten years of professional experience reported frequently experiencing imposter syndrome."

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"30% of male and female executives experience impostor syndrome, according to a study by Peakon."

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Statistic 7

"About 57% of Master’s-level counseling students reported experiencing imposter syndrome symptoms."

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"74% of working mothers experience imposter syndrome, according to Maven Clinic survey."

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Statistic 9

"In the U.S., about 82% of people have experienced imposter syndrome symptoms at work."

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Statistic 10

"21% of millennials feel that they have been found out for ‘faking’ their business persona in the workplace."

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"Nearly one in five (18%) employees in the UK are convinced their boss is less competent than they are."

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Statistic 12

"33% of interviewees attribute their Stress Anxiety or Depression (SAD) to imposter syndrome, according to the 2022 Imposter Syndrome Report."

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Statistic 13

"Of the entrepreneurs interviewed, 87% had experienced imposter syndrome feelings to some degree."

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Imposter syndrome is a prevalent issue that affects individuals across various demographic groups and professional settings. The statistics presented highlight the significant impact of imposter syndrome on Asian-American college students, black graduates, UK workers, tech industry professionals, executives, counseling students, working mothers, millennials, and entrepreneurs. The high percentages of individuals experiencing imposter syndrome indicate a widespread phenomenon that can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of inadequacy. Addressing imposter syndrome through awareness, support, and self-reflection is crucial in promoting mental well-being and professional growth in various fields and industries.

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