Study shows Americans are lonelier than ever due to coronavirus lockdown

Study shows Americans are lonelier than ever due to coronavirus lockdown, by Marie Haaland.

Four in 10 Americans are lonelier now than ever before — as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.

A survey of 1,055 Americans asked respondents to think about how the outbreak is affecting them and revealed it’s caused loneliness to hit new heights for 44 percent of those surveyed.

And these feelings of loneliness were found to be part of a wider effect: If social distancing and quarantining continues, a fifth of respondents (19 percent) said it will have major implications for their mental health.