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1 in 5 lonely people have no-one to turn to

One in five people aged 60 and over who experience loneliness say they have no one to turn to, according to a new poll for the Campaign to End Loneliness. Survation conducted telephone interviews with 1,254 UK adults aged 60+. Polling was conducted from 8th – 13th May 2015.

41% of those who feel lonely agree that transport is a barrier to seeing people, while just over half (51%) of older people believe the internet can help prevent loneliness.

The poll was conducted by telephone interview with 1,254 people aged 60 and over in the UK and showed:

  • 20% of of those who say they feel lonely some of the time or often disagree or strongly disagree with the statement “I feel that I have someone to turn to when I feel lonely
  • 41% of those who say they feel lonely some of the time or often agree or strongly agree with the statement: “I find that transport is a barrier to me seeing people”
  • 51% of those aged 60+ agree or strongly agree with the statement: “I think using the internet can prevent older people from being lonely

Data tables can be found in the archive.

To find out more about Survation’s services, and how you can conduct a telephone poll for your research needs, please visit our services page.

Koran McAuliffe

Koran McAuliffe

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