23andMe Survey Shows Majority of People Less Stressed About Their Health During This Holiday Season

December 1, 2022

  • 14 percent of those surveyed say they’re stressed, compared to more than 47 percent in 2020
  • Under 20 percent of those surveyed said COVID-19 would interfere with their traditional holiday plans; down from 62 percent in 2020
  • However, most respondents still have some concern about their overall health, with 77 percent of those surveyed indicating they still feel some sort of negativity around their health

SUNNYVALE, California – December 1, 202223andMe Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ME) (“23andMe”), a leading human genetics and biopharmaceutical company with a mission to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome, today reported survey results on how US adults are feeling about their health this holiday season. According to the survey*, most people in the US report feeling less stressed or anxious about their health this year compared to earlier in the pandemic, and many have returned to their traditional holiday celebrations.

In this third holiday under the shadow of COVID-19, people appear to have adjusted to the new normal and are more optimistic about their health.

However, most people are still concerned about their overall health, with 77 percent of those surveyed indicating they still feel some sort of negativity around their health.

Other highlights from the survey include:

  • 14% of those surveyed said they were more stressed this year compared to last, compared to more than 47% in 2020**
  • Similarly, only about 5% of those surveyed said they were more depressed this year compared to last year, compared to almost 32% in 2020
  • The percentage of respondents who feel less connected to friends and family dropped from 48% in 2020 to just 5% in 2022
  • Only about 17% of those surveyed said they would not be having a traditional holiday this year, compared to 62% in 2020
  • Almost 50% of the respondents who said they’re focused on their health also said they planned to make healthy lifestyle changes in the new year, with a focus on their diet and weight
More details can be found on the 23andMe blog.

Methodology

*This online survey was designed by 23andMe and conducted through SurveyMonkey® from November 8th-9th, 2022 among a national sample of 1,109 adults ages 18 and up. Respondents for this survey were selected from people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data for this time period have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

**23andMe commissioned a similar survey in 2020.

About 23andMe

23andMe, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA clearances for genetic health reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80% of its customers electing to participate. The 23andMe research platform has generated more than 180 publications on the genetic underpinnings of a wide range of diseases. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.