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Survey about the Long-term Effects of Grief and Loss

In April, 2011, Slate asked their readers to respond to a survey about grief and loss. Apparently the idea struck a nerve, as nearly 10,000 people responded. The results included the following:

  • 78 percent of the respondents were females (which could suggest that more females read Slate or that more women feel free to discuss issues around grief and loss).
  • 33 percent of the respondents had lost a loved one eight or more years ago, "suggesting the continual presence of loss."

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