Uno in 20 adults in Britain have never spoken to their neighbours, reperti di studio
Millions of adults have only ever exchanged quick greetings with their neighbour – with one in twenty never speaking to them, hanno scoperto i ricercatori.
Un sondaggio di 2,000 Brits revealed that despite many having lived in close proximity to the same people for years, appena 49 per cent know their neighbour’s name.
E 23 per cent admitted they call their neighbour ‘mate’ as a result, while a fifth (20 per cento) have only said a quick hello and nothing more.
It also emerged it takes an average of three years to properly get to know your neighbours, but thanks to confinamento, 38 per cent feel they are closer than ever before.
Millions of adults have only ever exchanged quick greetings with their neighbour, study found
Having low fences and walls in the garden, and both having children or a dog were among the things that can help you get to know your neighbours, il sondaggio trovato.
Since the pandemic, 48 per cent of adults think a sense of community is especially important for children, 43 per cent also believing it’s good for themselves.
A spokesperson for charity Action for Children, which commissioned the study, disse: ‘It’s so important to share a sense of community with those around you.
‘It makes a real difference if neighbours can look out for each other when needed.’