MAIL ONLINE: Young men living in 'individualistic' countries like the US and UK are more likely to be lonely than older people or women, study finds

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Young people and men say they are lonely more often than older people and women, according to a large scale global study. 

More than 46,000 people took part in the study - ranging in age from 16-99 and it found there was a steady decrease in loneliness as people get older.

The study was carried out by Exeter, Manchester and Brunel universities and they found a young man living in the UK or the US would be the loneliest. 

Researchers say in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and lockdown measures, special attention should be paid to how it affects the loneliness of young people. 

Period27 May 2020

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  • TitleYoung men living in 'individualistic' countries like the US and UK are more likely to be lonely than older people or women, study finds
    Media name/outletMail Online
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/05/20
    DescriptionYoung people and men say they are lonely more often than older people and women, according to a large scale global study.

    More than 46,000 people took part in the study - ranging in age from 16-99 and it found there was a steady decrease in loneliness as people get older.

    The study was carried out by Exeter, Manchester and Brunel universities and they found a young man living in the UK or the US would be the loneliest.

    Researchers say in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and lockdown measures, special attention should be paid to how it affects the loneliness of young people.
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8360739/Young-men-likely-lonely-older-people-women-study-finds.html
    PersonsPamela Qualter

Keywords

  • loneliness
  • COVID-19
  • coronavirus
  • men's mental health