In our January 2023 Kumanu-Harris Purpose Poll, we found that LGBTQ+ individuals feel less socially connected compared to heterosexuals. This is after statistically adjusting for age. We also find, as many others have, that lack of connectedness is associated with anxiety, burnout, and depression. Along with greater social isolation, LGBTQ+ individuals, again after adjusting for age, report lower levels of emotional self-regulation, life purpose, and hope for the future.
Are there ways we can build these characteristics?