Is one the loneliest number?

According to Harry Nilsson, one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. How would he explain the increasing numbers of people who choose to live alone? Perhaps it is because, as he goes on to sing, two can be as bad as one. What started as a European and then western phenomena has now become a global demographic trend.

Percentage of households with one occupant

Sweden 47%

Germany 39%

UK 34%

USA 27%

Argentina 16%

China 7%

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