Percentage of Americans who use social media who have posted or texted something that they regret afterward, according to a survey by YouGov: 57
Percentage who regret a post at least once a week: 17
Percentage who are afraid they may hurt relationships with family or partners by sharing misguided images or messages: 14
Percentage of Americans who find things like research and handling travel logistics for a vacation stressful, according to a survey of Princess Cruises: 50
Percentage who say they return from vacation needing a vacation: 55
Source: Princess Cruises.
Amount the average holiday shopper plans to spend per gift this year, according to the annual holiday shopping survey by RetailMeNot: $141
Average number of people for whom they will buy gifts: 8
Percentage of Americans who say that they currently own stocks, defined here not as shares in mutual funds, but direct shares of companies, according to a survey of U.S. adults conducted on behalf of Fletcher Group LLC: 28
Among those who say that they do not currently own stocks, percentage who say that this is because they don't currently hold any investments: 39
Percentage who admit that they do not currently own stocks because they don't know how to go about buying them: 28
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of parents who are unaware that car crashes are the biggest threat to their teens' safety, according to a National Safety Council survey: 76
Percentage of parents who said they believe drugs and alcohol, bullying and the Internet are teens' most significant safety threats: 76
Percentage of parents who correctly pointed to lack of experience or poor decision-making as leading crash factors: 72
Source: National Safety Council.
Estimated number of people who are currently on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 120,000
Number of lives that could be saved by one organ donor: 8
Number of people who are dying each day while waiting: 22
Source: The Harris Poll.
In 2015, percentage of Americans who reported that they or a household member had credit card information stolen by hackers (down from 27 percent in 2014), according to a Gallup Poll: 22
Percentage of victims of credit card theft who say they worry frequently about the crime: 53
Percentage of non-victims who worry frequently about credit card theft: 29
Year that President Abraham Lincoln finally proclaimed the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving: 1863.
Ranks of Christmas and Thanksgiving on the list of America's favorite holidays: 1, 2
Approximate percentage of Americans who eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, according to a National Turkey Federation survey: 88
Source: CNN Money.
Year that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was certified, prohibiting discrimination based on gender with regard to voting -- extending the right to vote to women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 1920
Year that American women exercised their new right for the first time in a presidential election: 1920
In the 2012 presidential election, percentage of women who voted, compared with just under 60 percent for men: 63.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Expected percentage rise in health care benefit costs in 2016, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health: 6
Percentage of employers who have curbed cost increases by focusing on employee wellness: 70
Source: National Business Group on Health.
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