The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on all of us. Many people have had to deal with losing their jobs, social isolation, and even losing their loved ones. Given all of this, it’s reasonable to expect that the impact of COVID-19 will last long after the pandemic is officially beaten.
Coupon Cause conducted a recent survey to gauge exactly how the pandemic has impacted our readers. In this article, we’ll share some of the most eye-opening stats that we uncovered, including the fact that Gen Z appears to be having the toughest time dealing with COVID-19 and its ramifications. Keep reading to learn more.
Gen Z Experiencing Less Control of Mental Health
COVID-19 has had a big impact on our nation’s mental health and the results of our survey reflect this. We found that 24% of all people over the age of 25 reporting having less control over their mental health today than they did before the pandemic begin.
That number is high enough on its own. But it was even higher for our Gen Z respondents. A total of 41% of Gen Zers polled reported having less control over their mental health today.
This shows exactly how impactful the pandemic has been on Gen Z’s mental health. It’s one of the main reasons why we feel confident saying that Gen Z is having a tougher time with the pandemic than most other generations.
More Gen Zers Interested in Therapy
Given the loss of control that Gen Zers are feeling with their mental health, it makes sense that more would be interested in pursuing therapy. That’s exactly what our results show.
Our survey found that 54% of Gen Z had tried or considered trying therapy before the pandemic started. But that number rose to 62% during and after the pandemic. Surprisingly, the number for everyone over the age of 25 was 32% before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also gathered some data about Gen Zers who had considered therapy but haven’t tried it. 42% said that it was too expensive, 36% said they weren’t sure it would actually help them, and 33% said it would be too uncomfortable.
Gen Z’s Attitude Towards Online Therapy
Online therapy is a growing trend, which allows people of all ages and concerns to receive therapy from a trained practitioner without having to leave their homes to do it. We asked our respondents to tell us how they felt about this growing trend.
Gen Z appears to be split down the middle when it comes to attitudes towards online therapy. 48% said they prefer in-person therapy over online, 41% said they have no preference, and 11% said they prefer online therapy to face-to-face sessions.
Our results show that there is still room for more Gen Zers to embrace online therapy. But a sizeable portion of the population already does. As it becomes easier and more affordable to get online therapy in the future, we expect that number to grow.