Number of close friends of person

Definition

Number of close friends refers to the total number of friends a person feels close to, that is, feels at ease with, can talk to about what's on his or her mind, or can call on for help. This number excludes relatives and acquaintances who are not close friends.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

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  • Number of close friends of person March 29, 2016 to current

    This is the current version.

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