Young people are the loneliest age group but smartphones aren’t to blame

Youth is a period most often associated with great promise, many possibilities, and an overall sense of freedom. But, youth can also be a time in life when many of us feel very lonely. 

A new major survey of over 55,000 people conducted by the BBC found that the loneliest among us are not the old, as you might imagine, but those aged between 16 and 24. 

40 percent of the 16-24 year olds surveyed reported that they often, or very often, feel lonely. The same goes for 27 percent of those over the age of 75. 

We conducted the world's largest survey on loneliness and discovered that 16-24 year olds are the loneliest age group. Read our findings here:

— BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) October 1, 2018

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