Social Media And Anxiety Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"According to a survey by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK, Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and wellbeing. It is associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and FOMO (“fear of missing out”)."

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"A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that checking social media often, termed increased frequency of social media use, can significantly increase feelings of anxiety."

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"A 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) survey found about 45% of respondents felt “disconnected” from family even when they’re in the same room, and about 44% reported that they feel “overwhelmed” by notifications, both feel more anxious without their cell phone."

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"Research out of the University of Glasgow found that overuse of social media leads to increased anxiety and poor sleep quality in teenagers."

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"According to 2019 study, about 33% of adolescents who spend more than two hours a day on social media suffer from anxiety."

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"Pew Research Center report indicated 31% of teens experienced cyberbullying on social media, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression."

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"A research conducted by the American Journal of Psychiatry demonstrated about 38% of people said their stress level increases if their posts do not receive enough likes on social media."

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"The Child Mind Institute found that 60% of teens’ time spent on social media is largely unmonitored—potentially increasing their exposure to cyberbullying and leading to increased anxiety."

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"According to Anxiety UK, 53% of individuals who routinely use social media report changes in behavior, of these, over half report these changes as negative."

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"A study done by the University of Michigan suggested that Facebook use predicts declines in the two components of happiness – how people feel moment to moment, and how satisfied they are with their lives."

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"A study from the National Institutes of Health found that users who spend more than an hour on Facebook daily are more likely to have high anxiety levels."

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"According to a study in JMIR Mental Health, of those who suffer from social media-induced anxiety, about 45% lose sleep as a result."

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