Who Are the Lonely in America?


Infographics in Culture & Media • May 15, 2017

Science has shown that people who have close friendships are happier, more successful and even more physically and emotionally healthy. And in our hyper-connected culture, it may seem like it’s never been easier to make and maintain relationships. But is that true? How do Americans meet their friends? Who is most likely to feel lonely? In the infographic below, Barna explores new data about the care and keeping of friends.

 

Barna Trends Friendship
The research included in this report is the result of a nationwide online study conducted April 29 to May 1, 2015. The survey was conducted among a random sample of adults 1,025 adults 18 and older. The maximum sampling error for the study is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. Minimal statistical weighting was used to calibrate the sample to known population percentages in relation to demographic variables.

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