Percentage of employees who say they are most stressed by unclear expectations from supervisors, according to a survey from ComPsych Corporation: 31
Percentage of employees who are most worried about confusion and conflict between co-workers and departments: 20
Percentage of employees who are stressed because they believe their workload will increase or become more difficult: 18
Source: ComPsych Corp.
Ranks of Florida, California, Hawaii, Colorado and New York on the list of Americans' most desired states to live in (aside from where they live now), according to the results of a Harris Poll: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranks of California, New York, Alaska, Mississippi and Texas on the list of states where Americans would least want to live: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: The Harris Poll.
Year that the Missouri Legislature voted to tax bachelors between the ages of 21 and 50 $1 a year -- just for being unmarried -- according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 1820
Today, percentage of males over age 15 who have never been married, compared with more than 28 percent of females: 35
Estimated number of people this accounts for, nearly a quarter of the total U.S. population of 322 million: 80 million
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of U.S. smartphone users who watch at least one short streaming video clip every day, according to a Parks Associates' survey: 70
Percentage of smartphone owners who use social networking apps at least once a day: 80
Source: Parks Associates.
In 2014, percentage of Chinese women who were in the workforce, compared with 55 percent in South Korea and 27 percent in India, according to a study of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development data conducted by Ipsos Global@dvisor on behalf of Thompson Reuters Foundation: 70
Percentage of China's entrepreneurs who are women, according to the Asia Foundation: 25
Percentage of the world's female billionaires who made their own fortunes who are Chinese: 50
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of employees who say they are least productive between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., according to a survey by Accountemps and Robert Half International: 29
Percentage who say between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: 24
Percentage who say between noon and 2 p.m.: 15
Source: Robert Half International.
Percentage of people who say they hope to make new friends in 2016, according to a survey by SKOUT: 82
Percentage of men who say they are open to their friends setting them up on blind dates: 73
Percentage of women who say they are open to their friends setting them up on blind dates: 60
Rank of "Jackson" and "Sophia" on the respective lists of boy and girl baby names in 2015, according to a BabyCenter survey: 1
Number of consecutive years that Jackson has been the top boy name: 3
Number of consecutive years that Sophia has been the top girl name: 6
Ranks of Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan on the list of women living anywhere in the world that Americans admire most, according to a Gallup Poll: 1, 2
Ranks of Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Donald Trump on the list of men living anywhere in the world that Americans admire most: 1, 2(tie)
Percentage of Americans aged 18 to 35 who say they are prepared to move to large cities and college towns by the year 2020, according to a Nielsen survey: 75
Percentage that home prices in large metropolitan areas could increase above 2012 prices as a result: 33
Ranks of Memphis, Tennessee; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida; and Jacksonville, Florida, on the list of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. metropolitan areas: 1, 2, 3
Source: Nielsen Media Research.
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