Research on friendship: How U.S. adults rely on friends for expressive, instrumental and companionate support

In the most inclusive study to date on friendship, new research looks at gender, age, and sexual orientation differences in the number of friends people rely on for support, to what extent they choose friends of the same gender, and overall life satisfaction. In a survey of more than 25,000 participants from all walks of life, this study examines how American adults rely on friends for expressive, instrumental and companionate support. —> Read More

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