Politics and interpersonal relationships were next on the list with 56 and 48 percent, respectively.
Scientists also evaluated mental health care. More than half of the participants said they had never sought care from a mental health professional. However, 86 percent believe someone’s mental health has an impact on their physical health, and 75 percent said untreated mental illness has a significant negative impact on the U.S. economy.
Another 50 percent believe there is less stigma associated with people with mental illness than there was 10 years ago, and just 12 percent think policymakers in Washington, D.C. consider mental health a top priority.