Percentage of American millionaires who agree that each generation should be responsible for creating its own wealth, up significantly from the 65 percent who said the same thing in 2007, according to a survey from PNC Wealth Management: 82
Percentage who expect to pass on at least $500,000 of wealth to their heirs: 49
Percentage of millionaires who say they received some help from their own parents: 67
Source: PNC Wealth Management.
Percentage of potential consumer electronics purchasers who are inspired by a consumer review to select a brand that had not been in their original consideration set, according to the "Buy It, Try It, Rate It" study from Weber Shandwick: 65
While consumer electronics buyers pay more attention to other consumers' reviews than to editorial reviews by a margin of more than 3 to 1, percentage who are concerned about the authenticity of consumer reviews, leading them to conduct considerable analysis before making their decision: 80
Source: Weber Shandwick.
Rank of "university professor" (median salary $62,050) on the list of least stressful careers for 2013, according to a report by CareerCast.com measuring work environment, job competitiveness and risk: 1
Ranks of enlisted military personnel ($41,998), military general ($196,300), firefighter ($45,250) and commercial airline pilot ($92,060) on the list of the most stressful professions: 1, 2, 3, 4
A century ago, average life expectancy for a baby girl, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 56 years
A century ago, average life expectancy for a baby boy: 52
Average life expectancy for a baby girl today: 81 years
Average life expectancy for a baby boy: 76
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Football fans aren't the only ones enthusiastic about the Super Bowl -- percentage of advertising executives who say they would jump at the chance to work on such a high-profile campaign, according to a survey by The Creative Group: 74
Percentage of corporate marketing executives who said the same: 60
Source: The Creative Group.
Percentage of Americans who indicate that they have either paid with a simple tap of their smartphone against the merchant's point-of-service terminal or have witnessed it first-hand, according to the results of a Harris Poll: 13
Percentage of Americans who indicated that they believe smartphone payments will eventually replace payment card: 66
Source: Harris Interactive.
Percentage of companies that offer mentoring and coaching programs to employees, one of the key components put in place by winning companies, according to the latest findings of the National Association for Business Resources: 55
Percentage who use some type of survey to annually gauge employee engagement: 80
Source: National Association for Business Resources.
Percentage of wine-drinking Americans who say there has been a decline in manners and etiquette over the past few decades, according to a survey conducted by Survey.com on behalf of Ecco Domani Wines of Italy: 79
Percentage who say generations younger than their own generally have poorer manners: 65
Among those who social network, average number of hours spent every day socializing online, according to a survey by Ipsos Marketing: 3.6
Average number of hours a day spent social networking by those under 35: 4.2
Source: Ipsos Marketing Open Thinking Exchange.
Percentage of vehicle owners who say they use a downloaded app on their smartphone for navigation in their vehicle, compared with 37 percent in 2011, according to the J.D. Power and Associates: 47
Percentage of owners who indicate they "definitely would not" or "probably would not" repurchase a factory-installed navigation system if their smartphone navigation could be displayed on a central screen in their vehicle: 46
Source: JDPower and Associates.
"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools." -- Spanish proverb
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