Gender/Sex Most Affected
While not the same thing, Gender & Sex were looped into the same point for us due to how people answered questions during studies. When asking Men & Women questions related to their gender, transexual people rarely will answer Trans-Male or Trans-Female. Therefore, we had to link the two together here.
Yet when some studies were conducted on people, whether or not they were transsexual mattered to the study. This is why we checked into studies that involved both. Out of this, we came up with an average based on the several studies conducted that we had access to. Overwhelmingly, ALL of the studies showed that men were lonelier than women.
When scaled to account for those born as or identify as male, the numbers were still higher for men. A study conducted by Cigna in July & August of 2019 on 10,000 adult workers found similar when asking them if they felt lonely. Among those citing loneliness, 63% were men compared to 58% of women. These numbers differed in the 2020 study that found 46.1% of men felt lonely compared to 45.3% of women. However, overall, people felt lonelier in 2020 compared to 2019.