When asked how they like to spend an evening, percentage of U.S. adults who cited "staying home," according to a poll by Gallup: 34
Percentage who said TV was their favorite thing to do at night, down from 48 percent in 1966: 16
Percentage who said they like to relax: 13
Percentage who chose reading: 12
Percentage who said visiting with friends: 6
Source: Gallup Organization.
Percentage of adult Americans who admit to using the Internet for personal reasons while at work, according to a survey by FindLaw.com: 50
Percentage who say they check personal email at work: 34
Percentage who check news: 27
Percentage who check Facebook: 26
Percentage of people who say that autumn is their most productive season, while winter and summer are the most unproductive, according to data released by Crucial.com: 90
Average number of credit cards held by U.S. consumers, according to a study by Experian Consumer Direct: 4
Percentage of U.S. consumers who have 10 or more credit cards: 14
Source: Experian Consumer Direct.
Number of new drones or unmanned aerial vehicles said to be flying in U.S. airspace at the end of 2015, according to research from Ball State University: 1 million
Number of safety cases reported per month involving drones: 40
Source: Ball State University.
Rank of Michael Jordan on the list of the greatest sports stars of all time, according to the results of a Harris Poll: 1
Ranks of Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Peyton Manning on the list: 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranks of Joe Montana, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Source: The Harris Poll.
Number of able-bodied young Americans aged 18 to 29 who gave up looking for work in December, according to the Millennial Job Report: 1.8 million
Percentage of 18- to 29-year-olds who are unemployed: 13
General unemployment rate in the United States for December: 5
Source: Generation Opportunity.
Percentage of workers who say getting a raise and developing skills are their top career resolutions for 2016, according to a survey by Accountemps: 27
Percentage of workers who say getting promoted is their top resolution: 15
Percentage who say making a career change is their top resolution: 11
Percentage who want to get a new job in their field: 10
Source: Robert Half.
Percentage of employees who are pledging to leave their current employers in 2016, according to a survey by CareerBuilder: 21
Percentage of younger employees, ages 18 to 34, who expect to have a new job by the end of 2016: 30
Percentage of employees who are regularly searching for job opportunities even though they are currently employed: 34
Percentage of adults aged 22 to 35 who are saving money who say their top priority is an emergency fund (followed by saving for a home and for children's education), according to an Ipsos/Navient survey: 94
Percentage of those who paid off their student loans who say they are worried about debt, compared to just half of those who never borrowed: 70
Source: Ipsos Insight.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead, anthropologist
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