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Greener Journeys Loneliness Poll

Just under two thirds (63%) of British adults say that they ever feel lonely, with one in ten (12%) saying they feel this way daily.

  • Two in five British adults who ever go without speaking to a friend, family member, work colleague or carer in person, say that on the days they didn’t speak with someone, this was because they didn’t want to talk to anyone (39%) or because they didn’t leave the house (39%)
  • Three in ten (31%) British adults who ever go without speaking to a friend, family member, work colleague or carer in person say on days where they don’t, they might speak with a store attendant/cashier, over a quarter (27%) say they might speak with a pet, whilst 8% say they would speak to a bus driver
  • A third (33%) of British adults say they ever deliberately catch the bus to have some human contact

Date Published: 06/10/2018

Categories: GB | Public and communities | Social | Transport

Client: Greener Journeys/MHP

Methodology

ComRes interviewed 2,002 British adults online between 19th – 20th September 2018. Data are weighted to be demographically representative of all UK adults aged 18+.  ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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