According to a new survey, 74% of Americans say that 2020 has made them more aware of the needs of others and more selfless than ever.
A survey of 2,005 Americans revealed that since March 2020, people are more frequently embracing the idea of love of neighbor. Some examples include:
87% of Americans have donated a portion of their salary, although three out of five have experienced financial difficulties.
41% have helped a stranger cross the street. 38% have made an effort to take out their neighbor’s trash and 31% have walked their neighbor’s dog.
And, for those who live in snowy climates, a third have taken away a neighbor’s car in the last year.
Overall, seventy-two percent said they cared much more about the health and well-being of others in the past year.
The survey, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Eyes of hope, the charitable arm of VSP Global, aimed to find out how people are coping with the impacts of the pandemic.
“It has been incredibly meaningful to see how the challenges of the past year have made us take even more care of each other,” said Pat McNeil, spokesperson for VSP Eyes of Hope.
“This study validates what we’ve been hearing from our employees and charitable partners: People seek to improve the lives of others and their communities because they envision greater purpose after such a devastating year.”
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Ultimately, while 2020 has been a difficult year for many, it is encouraging to know that the experience has made a vast majority a better person overall.
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