Age Group Most Affected
Most people assume, understandably, that the older generation would likely have the loneliest people. This is not shocking to assume, as many older people are isolated due to children growing up, spouses and friends dying, etc. However, contrary to what you might assume….the older generation is not the loneliest.
Millennials report being lonely more than any other generation! YouGov found that 30% of U.S. Millennials report being lonely. Meanwhile, 20% of U.S. Generation X & only 15% of U.S. Baby Boomers reported that they were lonely. This was not only discovered among Americans. It was found in numerous reports on people in several different nations.
For example, the University of Manchester teamed with BBC Radio 4 to find the scale among those in the United Kingdom. The researchers found similar numbers with more Millennials reporting loneliness than any other generation. The same was found in studies conducted across Europe too!