American men are experiencing a friendship recession, with nearly one in six not having one close friend, a new poll has found.
The proportion saying they have at least six close friends has plunged by half since 1990 from 55% to 27%, while the number without any at all is up five-fold from 3% to 15%, according to the American Perspectives Survey.
Singletons fare the worse, with one in five reporting not having any close friends. The lack of fellowship unsurprisingly has psychological impacts, with more than half of people with three or fewer close friends saying they felt lonely in the last week.
Nearly one in five American men do not have a close friend, a disturbing new poll has found
The proportion of American men saying they have at least six close friends has plunged by half since 1990 from 55% to 27%
Across both sexes Americans report having fewer close friends in 2021 than in the same survey in 1990
The May 2021 poll also suggests men find it harder than women to develop strong emotional bonds with their existing friends.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer