According to a poll, 18 percent of adults in the United States rely on only one person for assistance in their daily lives.
Following the commencement of the COVID-19 epidemic, a recent poll finds that 18 percent of American adults have only one person they can rely on in their lives.
According to a poll conducted by The Impact Genome Project and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research to measure social capital, 46 million U.S. adults are lonely and have only one or no one to turn to for help with issues such as support when sick, emergency childcare, or even a ride to catch a flight.
“The important distinction between how social capital may be leveraged in prior disasters and this is a crisis where your civic obligation was to be on your own,” Jennifer Benz, deputy director of The AP-NORC Center, said.
When it comes to coping with employment concerns, 28 percent of American adults say they only have one or no one to turn to if they are having problems, need resume guidance, or need help finding a job.
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During the coronavirus outbreak, Karen Glidden’s loneliness became terrible.
The 72-year-old widow, who has vision loss and diabetes and lives far from family, scarcely left her Champion, Mich., home this year for fear of acquiring the virus. When her beloved service dog died last month, she was finally immunized and looking forward to going out.
It doesn’t help that her network of trusted pals has shrunk to just one neighbor who helps her shop, get to the doctor, and hang out.
Glidden, whose adult children live in California and Hawaii, where she was born and raised, said, “I feel like I’m in a prison most of the time and once in a while, I get to go out.”
She isn’t the only one who feels socially isolated.
Millions of Americans are trying to get by with few people they can turn to for personal and professional aid, posing a significant obstacle to recovery from the pandemic’s social, emotional, and economic effects.
Isolation is particularly intense among Black and Hispanic Americans, according to the poll. Only one or no: 38% of Black adults and 35% of Hispanic people stated they had only one or no. This is a condensed version of the information.