Gen Z Growing More Lonely in Era of Smartphones, Social Media & Suburbia

Posted on February 10, 2020 9:46 am
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The young adults of Generation Z are feeling more lonely than previous generations in an era dominated by smartphones, social media and the ever-growing urban sprawl of suburbia.

Around 79% of Generation Z, born in the mid-1990s and later, say that they feel lonely due to a “a lack of social support and infrequent meaningful social interactions,” according to a national study of 10,000 adults by insurance provider Cigna.

In comparison, 71% of Millennials and 50% of boomers say they feel lonely respectively. There wasn’t a statistic given for Generation X.

The rise in loneliness by each sequential generation corresponds to the rise