How Often Do Americans Report Feeling Depressed?


Data Notes

In recent years, especially after the COVID-19 Pandemic, depression has become a major concern in the United States. This concern has even been mentioned by the Surgeon General. His concern is that this depression is partially due to social isolation. Feelings of loneliness are a major concern of the administration.

Leveraging data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, this data visualization explores how often adults report feeling depressed over the last two weeks and how that can differ by household income, age, marital status, educational attainment, and other topics.

To gather the data, I utilized a Python script to scrape the Household Pulse Survey data from the Census Bureau’s FTP for Cycles 1-3 in 2024. I then visualized the data through Tableau.

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