Yesterday was National Neighbor Day, and there was a report that said only 51% of people trust their neighbors. That’s a bummer, but today there’s more uplifting news.
In a new survey, 1,000 people were asked if they’ve done a favor for a neighbor over the past year, and 79% said they have. Which is pretty good, considering we’ve been navigating a pandemic.
In fact, 7% of people say they do MORE favors for their neighbors due to the pandemic, and 41% say the pandemic hasn’t changed anything.
Only 4% of people say their neighbors are never helpful when needed. 66% have at least TWO neighbors they can rely on to water their plants or pick up their mail if they go out of town.
On top of that, 29% of people hang out with their neighbors weekly, and 5% say they’re more likely to get to know their neighbors now, due to the pandemic.