By Linda Poon

May 2, 2018

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Even surrounded by fellow commuters, scanning a phone that connects you to

thousands of peers, you sometimes can't help but feel lonely. If that

describes you, rest assured: You're not alone.



In fact, in a new survey from the health insurance provider Cigna, nearly 50

percent of American respondents reported feeling socially isolated. More

surprisingly, the most afflicted group in the survey wasn't the retired or

elderly, as is traditionally believed. Instead, it was young adults: Gen

Z-ers-those currently between 18 and 22 years old-are the loneliest