Social media leading to lonely young Americans, study shows

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BLOOMFIELD, CT (NBC News) — Many Americans feel lonely.

That’s according to a survey conducted by the CIGNA insurance company of more than 20,000 people.

Nearly half of the respondents said they sometimes or always feel alone or left out.

And only half said they have meaningful in-person social interactions on a daily basis.

Surprisingly, young adults were lonelier than older generations, especially heavy users of social media.

Studies show loneliness is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke and early death.
 

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