2 in 3 people feel more connected to their families than ever before thanks to COVID

By Study Finds - December 19, 2021

NEW YORK — ‘Tis the season for appreciation. Three in four Americans have a newfound admiration for their loved ones this year as the pandemic reaches its two-year mark, according to a new study.

Researchers polled 2,000 Americans to analyze how they plan to connect and make memories with their loved ones this holiday season. Results show that 64 percent are now closer than ever to their families – despite the limitations of the pandemic.

Seven in 10 respondents shared that they look through photos and videos to feel more connected to their loved ones.

The majority of respondents are kicking it old school — giving loved ones a phone call more often (66%) to stay in touch and share their appreciation. Over half the poll (56%) send a text to check in and 50 percent prefer spending time together in person.

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Tags: coronavirus, Covid-19, FAMILY