Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
80.9 percent (2020)
86.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported having social support (i.e., having friends or family members whom they talk to about their health) in 2017
Increase the proportion of adults who report having social support (i.e., having friends or family members with whom they talk to about their health)
Social support is when someone can talk to friends and family about their concerns and get help coping. Research shows that when people don’t have social support, they’re at increased risk for physical and mental health problems. People who have social support are more likely to make healthier choices and have better health outcomes, like reduced stress.