In a YouGov survey last year, pollsters asked more than 1,200 Americans, “How many friends do you have?”
22 percent of millennials said they had zero friends. Baby boomers: 9 percent.
Also in the report: “Millennials are more likely than older generations to report that they have no acquaintances (25%), no close friends (27%), and no best friends (30%).”
I was dismayed at these results. I decided to run a poll on Twitter, to see how my results would compare.
More than 1,100 people responded to my poll. Results: 24 percent of women and 21 percent of men replied that they had zero close friends.