Chattiest Streets are the Happiest Streets
Research we’ve carried out among 2,000 adults has found that speaking to our neighbors makes us happier – the chattiest streets are the happiest streets! Seven in ten of us claim that a simple conversation with a neighbor makes us feel more in touch with the rest of our community.
- 60% of Brits make small talk with their neighbors and 52% even go out of their way to start a conversation with a neighbor.
- 21% say they are flattered by the interest when a neighbor makes the effort to talk to them with over a quarter saying it makes them feel that they matter and are less invisible.
- For more than one in twenty, talking with a neighbor is one of the highlights of their day.