Percentage of women who said getting more sleep makes people more productive: 60
Percentage of men and women who agree that sleep and exercise play important roles in increasing productivity: 97
Percentage of Americans who feel most productive during the morning (between 6 and 11 a.m.): 62
When asked, "If you found out tomorrow you were financially able to quit work, would you?" percentage who said they would, according to a survey from Ipsos Public Affairs' Omnibus Division: 40
Odds on winning the lottery: 175,223,110 to 1
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
If Canadians could vote in the U.S. presidential election, percentage who would hand the Democrats a victory over the Republicans (17 percent) and independent candidates (28 percent), according to a poll conducted on behalf of Global News: 55
Percentage who would have voted for Barack Obama in 2012: 86
Source: Global News.
Percentage of college students who prefer print textbooks to e-books, according to a survey conducted by Direct Textbook: 72
Percentage of textbooks purchased by students in 2014 that were print editions, according to the Student Monitor: 87
Percentage that were e-books: 9
Source: Direct Textbook.
In 2014, percentage of people who identified with the Catholic faith (down from 23.9 in 2007): 20.8
Percentage who identified with the evangelical Protestant faith (down from 26.3): 25.4
Percentage who identified with mainline Protestantism (down from 18.1) in 2007: 14.7
Percentage who stated they were unaffiliated (up from 16.1): 22.8
Source: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Percentage of Americans who believe travel is more enjoyable when experienced with their children, according to the results of a study by Expedia and Tinder: 33
Percentage who feel it is less enjoyable: 23
Percentage who report no meaningful difference: 42
Percentage of workers who said they've experienced at least one work-related mishap when starting a new job, according to research from the staffing firm OfficeTeam: 54
Percentage who stated company technology (computer, phone, security access, etc.) wasn't properly set up when they arrived: 33
Percentage of HR managers who stated their company's process for bringing on new employees is "very effective": 50
Percentage who said it's "somewhat effective": 42
Percentage of American adults who say that a product touted as "handmade/handcrafted" strongly or somewhat communicates that the product is high quality, according to a Harris poll: 59
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of lawyers who said they would have chosen business management or marketing careers if they hadn't become attorneys, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal: 20
Rank of academia/education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and finance/economics on the list of chosen alternate careers: 2 (three-way tie at 12 percent each)
Source: Robert Half Legal.
Percentage of parents who say they frequently feel tired, according to a survey by care.com: 45
Percentage who say they feel stressed: 40
Percentage who say they never feel rested: 10
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