It's sad but true: Americans are becoming overwhelmingly pessimistic. And, there's no shortage of studies to prove it.

From reported data citing that a paltry 6 percent of Americans think the world is getting better to the staggering finding that more than two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction, all of this negativity is understandably taking its toll.

In fact, this rampant pessimism is taking a major toll as stress and depression loom large across the U.S. The most recent American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey reports over a third of adults are experiencing increased stress over the previous year, while this year the National Center for Health Statistics show suicide rates in America at a 30-year high.

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