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BBC Radio 5 Live Loneliness Poll

Around three in ten British adults (28%) say that they feel lonely at least some of the time.

Although 85% of Britons say they expect to spend Christmas Day mostly with family, 7% say expect to spend it most on their own.

One in three Britons (33%) say that they feel left behind by new ways of communicating and 85% prefer speaking to friends and family face to face.

Two thirds (65%) of British adults think they should do more to help family, friends and neighbours who are lonely.

Date Published: 12/12/2014

Client: BBC


ComRes interviewed 2,009 GB adults by telephone from 21st to 30th November 2014. Data were weighted to representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.


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