A new study shows that one in two young people between the ages of 18 and 29 have felt lonely recently. In the general population, the same holds true for one in four Norwegians.
In the age group 18–29 years, 10% answered that they have felt lonely recently to a very large extent, while 38% responded that they have felt lonely to a relatively large extent.
The survey also shows that a significant proportion of Norwegians does not know which services they can use to prevent loneliness.
A total of 37% of the respondents couldn’t name any such services.
The survey was conducted by Norstat on behalf of the non-profit initiative Skravlekopp and the media agency Mindshare.
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