Average amount that Americans spend annually on food (about $4,000 spent at the grocery store and about $2,600 on eating out): $6,600
Average amount that Americans spend on clothing each year: $1,600
Average amount the average person in the United States spends on health care -- insurance costs accounting for about 61 percent of total health care spending: $3,600
Average transportation expenditure, including gas, insurance and maintenance: $9,000
Percentage of adults whose parents read to them every day who are likely to report very strong relationships with their parents, according to a Harris Poll: 74
Among adults whose parents read to them every day, percentage who strongly agree that they love to read: 72
Among adults who were read to daily or at least weekly, percentage who are significantly more likely to report six-figure incomes than those who were read to less than once a week or never: 31, 29 respectively
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of working-age adults who see good opportunities around them for starting a business, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor with sponsors Babson College, Universidad Del Desarrollo, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak and Tecnologico de Monterrey: 42
Percentage who feel constrained due to fear of failure: 33
Percentage of the working-age population, on average, who feel they have the ability to start a business: 50
Source: Babson College.
Year in which more electronic mail was being sent than postal mail in the United States, according to a report by the Radicati Group on global email use: 1996
In 2015, the number of emails sent every day: 2 billion
Number of registered email accounts: 4.35 billion
Source: Radicati Group.
Once they decide to stay at home for the evening, percentage of people who say they negotiate with their spouse, partner or significant other when deciding which shows to watch, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Netflix: 71
Percentage of respondents who say shows are a focal point of a relationship because they are more fun when watched together: 67
Source: Ipsos Reid Public Affairs.
Rank of coral/pink, emerald green and goldenrod/yellow on the list of the most popular colors for hard-boiled Easter eggs, according to research from The American Egg Board: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of Americans who use store-bought dye (or decorating kits) to decorate their eggs: 68
Ranks of egg hunts, decorating eggs and Easter brunch on the list of favorite Easter activities: 1, 2, 3
Source: American Egg Board.
Percentage of people who have elected to extend a vacation because of a romance begun while travelling, according to an Expedia survey: 5
Percentage who say they would consider extending that relationship once the vacation concludes: 23
Percentage who said they would not: 32
Percentage of Americans who have made impulse purchases, according to a CreditCards.com report: 84
Percentage of people who have ever made an impulse purchase who said the most common recipient was themselves: 47
Percentage who said the most common recipient was a child: 21
Rank of "The Sound of Music" and "Titanic" on the list of the most iconic award-winning movies that showcased the most beautiful smiles, according to a survey done on behalf of the makers of the Invisalign: 1 (tied at 17 percent)
Percentage of Americans who would rather have their own smile than that of any actor or actress nominated in 2016 (47 percent of men and 52 percent of women): 49.5
Percentage of people who plan to look for a new job in 2016, according to a survey by SKOUT: 55
Percentage who say they have gotten a job because of a friend: 53
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