Risk factors for loneliness


Most of us will feel lonely at some point in our lives. However, research shows that some personal characteristics, social and structural factors, and certain life events can be risk factors for loneliness.

During the covid-19 pandemic, risk factors compounded experiences of loneliness. Our report Loneliness Beyond Covid-19 found that, although the social restrictions were universal, their impact on loneliness was highly unequal and exacerbated existing inequalities. Read more about the covid pandemic and loneliness.