Members of Gen Z are considerably more likely to be affected by lockdown loneliness, according to the latest nationwide survey.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 16 to 24 year olds were five times more likely to say they had felt lonely in the past week than people aged between 65 and 74.
Members of Gen Z living in urban areas outside of London were most likely to report lockdown loneliness, the survey found.
Overall, 7% of the adult population – 3.7 million people – told the ONS they were “always or often” lonely during the last seven days. This represents an increase of more than a million people since the first lockdown a year ago.
Single people and people living in areas with high levels of…