52: State of American friendship

September 16, 2022 Terri + Manya Season 2 Episode 30
52: State of American friendship
Show Notes

From Project BFF HQ, Terri + Manya riff about the 2021 American Perspectives Survey about friendship: changes, challenges, and loss.

About half of Americans report losing touch with at least one friend during the pandemic and nearly half (46%) made a new friend over this same period.

We discuss how many friends people have, and how people meet friends. Most people (49%) seem to have about 3 or fewer close friends, with people equally like to have more than 10 close friends (13%) or no close friends (12%).

Most of us have situational friends or place-based friendships—people mostly see in certain places such as work, school, the gym, or the park.

American Perspectives Survey 


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