I don't know about you, but I have to admit, I like my personal space. And apparently, I'm not alone!
And the average answer was 3.11 feet, which is a little more than an arm's length away.
The study also asked people in other countries, and our answer was right in the middle.
People in Romania want people the furthest away, at 4.56 feet, and Hungary is second, at 4.26 feet. I guess that fits the stereotype of Eastern European people just yelling at each other all the time . . . you'd need to talk loud at those distances.
South Americans seem the coolest with people getting close to them. People in Argentina only want you 2.5 feet away, and people in Peru averaged 2.6 feet.