During an existential crisis, we question whether our lives have meaning, purpose, or value:

77% of Americans — 82% of Baby Boomers, 76% of Generation X, and 75% of Millennials — say the nation is having an Existential Crisis.

The OnePoll survey of 2,000 Americans found:

  • 65% — nearly two-thirds — saying they had their own personal crisis at some point in 2020.
  • A greater 68% of Americans said the year has left them feeling defeated.
  • 63% felt defeated entering 2021 due to the pandemic, 45% felt defeated by lockdowns, an equal number cited the presidential election and 35 percent said the spread of misinformation exhausted them.
  • Another 30% blamed the 24/7 news cycle.



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