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14 percent of vaccinated Americans have ended friendships over vaccination stance: Study

Many people said they've lost friends over the course of the pandemic, with vaccination status being a leading reason.

9/14/2021 11:56:00 PM

Many people said they've lost friends over the course of the pandemic, with vaccination status being a leading reason.

Many people said they've lost friends over the course of the pandemic, with vaccination status being a leading reason.

conducted a survey with 1,000 Americans on September 2 that asked the reasons for ending friendships in the last year and a half. The results revealed that 16 percent of the respondents said they have stopped being friends with three people they were previously close to since the pandemic began.

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Seventeen percent of vaccinated Americans stopped being friends with someone over their vaccination status. Jennifer Aniston, former star of the hit show"Friends," said recently she had stopped being friends with unvaccinated people. In this photo, Aniston is seen at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.

Leon Bennett/Getty ImagesSixty-six percent of respondents who said they have ended a friendship since March 2020 reported they were vaccinated against COVID-19, while 17 percent said they were unvaccinated and indicated they intended to stay that way. headtopics.com

Fourteen percent of the vaccinated respondents, or approximately 1 in 7, said they ended things with friends who refused to get vaccinated.Those 14 percent aren't alone. Actress Jennifer Aniston, who currently stars onThe Morning Showafter achieving worldwide fame on

Friends, also said she's severed ties with some friends over their vaccination status.In a September cover story forInStyle, Aniston said she's"lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate."

The survey included other reasons for friendships ending. Sixteen percent cut off pals due to differing political views, while 15 percent did so after a friend dated or slept with a former romantic partner. Other highly-cited reasons for friendships ending was an ex-friend making up rumors about them (12 percent) and belief that the person was a liar (7 percent).

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whatever the reason, a lot of my friends are definitely jealous that I've been going out and enjoying my life without a care in the world while they've been staying inside, miserable, feeling sorry for themselves. Good thing I didn’t have friend to start with😂🤣 Brad left Jen for factory smoker so R-{Jen}--R F(x)=Brad Jen

Stupid. Then they were not friends.

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