A new study is revealing there may have been an even more devastating pandemic to come out of 2020 than COVID-19 — loneliness. Since the start of the pandemic, 67 percent of Americans say they feel more alone than ever before.
The poll of 2,003 Americans also finds 55 percent feel like they’ve completely lost their sense of community over the past year.
The survey, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Medifriends, aimed to see how COVID-19 has affected Americans during their isolation and self-quarantines. Researchers discovered 62 percent felt like they had absolutely no one to talk about their loneliness during quarantine.
Sadly, 54 percent add they withheld from talking to anyone about how alone they felt during this past year because they didn’t want to be a burden. The feelings of loneliness and isolation were so rampant among Americans 46 percent admit they cried for the first time in years at some point during COVID.
Read more at StudyFinds.