Love thy neighbour? A third of us don’t even know what their NAME is, survey shows
- One in three admit that not knowing their neighbour’s name, a survey has found
- One in ten admitted they speak to their neighbours no more than once a month
- Nearly half claimed that they don’t interact with those living close by any more
There was a time you wouldn’t think twice about popping round for a cup of sugar.
But now Britons would have a tough job even remembering who lives next door.
One in three do not know their neighbour’s name, a survey has found.
And one in ten admitted they speak to them no more than once a month. The poll of 2,000 people by mobile brand OnePlus found many feel less connected than they did five years ago.
Nearly half said they don’t interact with those living close by any more. Trust appears to be on the decline too, with only a quarter of respondents saying they would give their neighbour a key to their house.
There was a time when you wouldn’t think twice about popping next door for sugar, but now, one in three do not know their neighbour’s name, a survey has found
A further 63 per cent said they wouldn’t ask someone in their street to keep an eye on their property when on holiday.
Not all is lost however, as the neighbourliness appears to have moved online. A third said they had joined community networks on Facebook and WhatsApp, with a quarter saying smartphones had made it easier to stay in touch.
Previous research by Ipsos carried out in 2019 revealed two-thirds of us believe Britain has become less neighbourly since the turn of the millennium.
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