June 1, 2015
Interview with Nicholas Christakis, M.D., author of the book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
How many real friends do you have?
Nicholas Christakis, M.D.:
The average number of friends Americans have is about 4 - 1/2 – that they feel socially close to, that they would spend free time with, that they would discuss personal problems with and so forth.
Nicolas Christakis, M.D.