How Lonely Are Americans?


Data Notes

Understanding the emotional feelings of Americans is vital for the understanding their potiential future health outcomes. This becomes even more important when you see there are differences by individual and household characteristics which can also be related to health outcomes. Last year, the Surgeon General issued an advisory to raise awareness about how devestaing loneliness and isolation are to the population.

Leveraging data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, this data visualization explores how lonely people feel can differ by household income, age, marital status, educational attainment, and other topics.

To gather the data, I utilized a Python script to scrape the data from the Census Bureau’s FTP and visualized the data through Tableau.

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