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.