Percentage of single men who would date a woman who makes considerably more money than they do, according to a survey by Match.com: 87
Percentage of single women who don't care if a man makes as much money as they do: 51
Percentage of women who would not date someone who has considerable debt: 63
Percentage of CFOs who say being distracted during meetings (checking smartphone, writing emails, etc.) is the No. 1 etiquette breach by employees, according to an Accountemps survey: 27
Percentage who say gossiping about others in the office: 18
Percentage who say not responding to calls or emails in a timely way: 18
Percentage of parents who use saving as their top strategy to fund their children's education, according to College Savings Foundation: 45
Percentage who use scholarships, grants or direct aid: 30
Percentage who use loans or borrow money: 15
Source: College Savings Foundation.
Percentage of employers who say are hiring seasonal workers this summer, according to a Careerbuilder survey: 36
Percentage of employers offering jobs that pay twice the minimum wage: 53
Percentage of employers who would consider making their summer jobs permanent: 77
Percentage of millennials who say they have a love affair with their car, according to a survey by autotrader.com: 27
Percentage who believe the car is an extension of themselves: 48
Percentage who say they have named their car: 29
Source: Auto Trader.com.
Percentage of brides-to-be who say they would prefer a memorable proposal over a ring they absolutely adore, according to a poll by David's Bridal: 56
Percentage who would settle for a lousy proposal so long as it involved the perfect hardware: 44
Percentage of respondents who are in favor of the ring selfie on social media: 60
Percentage who post a photo within an hour of saying "yes": 37
Source: David's Bridal Inc.
Percentage by which vinyl record sales increased in the U.S. since 2009, according to a report by Nielsen: 260
Ranks of the Beatles' "Abbey Road," Mumford & Sons "Sign No More" and Bon Iver's "For Emma Forever Ago" as the top-selling vinyl albums: 1, 2, 3
Source: Nielsen Insights.
Number of years of life a smoker loses, on average, according to the American Cancer Society: 5.1
Number of people tobacco is expected to kill this century: 1 billion
Source: American Cancer Society.
Ranks of the financial situation of children and grandchildren, aging parents and health of spouse as the top three concerns of high-income women, according to the Spectrem Group: 1, 2, 3
Source: Spectrem Group.
Percentage of Americans who sometimes look at the nutritional information on food and beverage items, according to data by PackagedFacts.com: 87
Percentage who prefer fewer and simpler ingredients in their groceries: 67
Source: Packaged Facts.
"Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality." -- Nicolas de Chamfort, writer
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