More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says

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Published on January 23, 2020 - Duration: 01:02s

More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says

More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018.

The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase.

Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has β€œwidespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.

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