Women and Scots most likely to have a "best friend", according to our recent survey
Women in Britain are more likely to have a best friend than men, with a majority (54%) of British women saying there is one person who they consider to be their “best friend”, compared to 47% of men.
- Over half (54%) of women in Britain have a best friend, in contrast to 44% who say they do not
- 47% of British men say they have a best friend and the same amount reject this idea
The poll also reveals that people in Scotland are more likely to have a best friend than any other region, with over half (56%) of Scots claiming to have one. Those in the Midlands and Wales are the least likely to have one person they consider to be their best buddy.
- A majority (56%) of people in Scotland consider one person as their best friend, compared with 44% who say they do not have a best friend
- 53% of Londoners and Northerners say they have a best friend, while over four in ten (43%) people in these regions say they don’t
- Just over half (51%) of those living in the rest of the South consider one person to be their best buddy and 46% say they do not have one
- In the Midlands and Wales, 45% of people have a best friend, while more (48%) say they do not