Aug 31, 2021 - Things to Do

Take our survey: Do Minnesotans have friendship issues?

Illustration of two mugs, one with the word "best" and the other with the word "friends" on their sides

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Are the stereotypes true? Is it actually harder to make friends in the Twin Cities?

Zoom out: New research shows Americans have fewer friends than in the past. Only 13% of U.S. adults reported having 10 or more close friends in 2021, versus 33% in 1990, Axios' Mike Allen writes.

  • 22% percent of Americans say it's been at least five years since they last made a new friend, according to May polling by the Survey Center on American Life.

We want to hear from you. We're asking:

  • Are native Minnesotans more difficult to befriend?
  • If you're from Minnesota, are most of your friends also from here?
  • How do you meet new people?
  • What advice would you give to transplants looking to form new friendships?

Our survey is short, simple and should take just a couple of minutes to complete. It runs through Thursday night, and the results will be shared next week.

Take and share the survey.


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