Friendship by the Numbers

Friendship is a big deal in our lives, right? It affects how we connect with others and how we feel. Check out these 10 friendship stats that tell you all about the nitty-gritty of human connections.

  1. Friendship Duration: On average, friendships tend to last for about 7 years. However, this can vary significantly depending on factors such as age and life circumstances.
  2. Number of Friends: Studies have shown that most people have an average of 3-5 close friends they can confide in and rely on for emotional support.
  3. Social Media Impact: 57% of teens have reported making new friends online through social media platforms, highlighting the increasing role of the internet in forming and maintaining friendships.
  4. Workplace Friendships: Approximately 70% of people have formed friendships with their coworkers, which can have a positive impact on job satisfaction and performance.
  5. Friendship Gender Differences: Research indicates that women tend to have a greater number of close friends than men. Men, on the other hand, often have larger social networks but fewer close friends.
  6. Impact on Mental Health: Strong and supportive friendships are associated with improved mental health, including reduced stress and depression. Loneliness, on the other hand, has been linked to various health issues.
  7. Friendship in Longevity: Having a strong social network of friends is correlated with a longer life. People with close friendships tend to live longer than those who are more socially isolated.
  8. Friendship Across Generations: A study found that over 60% of individuals report having at least one close friend who is significantly older or younger than they are, highlighting the intergenerational nature of many friendships.
  9. Friendship and Happiness: People who consider themselves to have strong and supportive friendships are more likely to report higher levels of life satisfaction and overall happiness.
  10. Social Influence: Your friends can significantly impact your behaviors and decisions. Research suggests that your choices in areas such as health, hobbies, and lifestyle are often influenced by your closest friends.

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