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Loneliness In The U.S. Increased 315% As A Result Of COVID-19 Safety Measures

As of 2022, loneliness among adults in the United States has increased 314.5%, In surveys, the share of people who said they “struggled with loneliness” increased between early 2020 and 2022 from 20.7% to 85.8%, although during 2022 there were fewer restrictions due to COVID-19. In 2022, a total of 41% of those surveyed said that their loneliness stemmed from the COVID-19 safety measures (social distancing, shelter-in-place orders, or other safety measures including mask wearing).

As of 2022, women’s loneliness was …

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