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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