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New survey shows that Gen Z is the loneliest of all of the generations

Posted at 7:53 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 10:53:37-04

This day and age, we're living in a time where it's so easy to communicate with one another, but those considered to be Gen Z are lonelier than ever. 

That's the generation containing young adults between the ages of 18 to 23 years old. 

Although, the lonely aren't alone. About half of the people that took the Cigna's survey said that they feel lonely or left out.

1 in 5 say they have nobody to talk to, even though there's several ways to communicate these days. 

Cigna says it found that social media doesn't play much of a role, though, and people who have meaningful interactions each day are way less likely to say they're lonely.

Loneliness seems to lessen with age, too. If you aren't sure what generation you fall in, here's a quick breakdown:

  • Millennials (adults ages 23 to 37)
  • Baby Boomers (ages 52 to 71)

Those who are employed, for example, are less lonely than students and the unemployed, the latter of whom have the highest feelings of loneliness. 

The survey also found that getting the right amount of sleep, exercise, socializing, and having enough "me time" can help get rid of certain feelings of loneliness.