83% Of UK People Say They Have A Good Relationship With Their Siblings

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Did you know today is National Siblings Day?

Founded by New Yorker Claudia Evart, Siblings Day is a way of honouring the unique and special bond between siblings. Ms Evart created this day after losing both her brother and sister at an early age, she said: ‘I lost both of them in tragic accidents. Like many, I have these photographs of my brother and sister, who are both gone, but remain with me daily, not just in these pictures, but in my daily thoughts and in my heart, making me understand the everlasting bond we have with our siblings’. She has dedicated her time to highlighting the importance of the sibling bond, ensuring that it will always be recognised as the special gift it is.

Good Relationship

To celebrate, National Siblings Day, One4all surveyed hundreds of brothers and sisters to find out about their relationship. A massive 83% of UK people said they have a good relationship with their siblings, with 65% saying that bond is stronger now than it was when they were younger.

Closer Now

When it comes to quality time, it’s clear we like to catch-up regularly as 28% of those surveyed said they see their siblings once a week. 19% said they see their brothers and sisters once a month while 13% said they see them every day.

When asked about the most meaningful gifts they’ve received from their siblings over the years, material items like concert tickets, clothes, and jewellery didn’t have a lasting impact as friendship, love, time, and communication came out on top.

Amazing Brother One
Sister Best Friend
Siblings 1

Caring, amazing, funny, perfect, strong, understanding, helpful, and loyal were the words of choice people surveyed used to describe their siblings with some respondents saying, ‘My sister is my best friend and can always make me laugh until I cry’ and other revealing, ‘My siblings are the people I can relax and be myself around; they are the best people in the world’.

‘While those of us with siblings are very much aware of how quickly an argument over the remote control can escalate into world war 3, our research has also shown that no matter what, siblings are and always will be our closest friends, alloys, go-to’s, secret keepers! An unbreakable bond we feel is most definitely worth celebrating,’ Leanne Halpin, Group Communications Manager at One4all.