Percentage of time the average person spends indoors over the course of a typical week, according to a survey among homeowners conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Velux Skylights: 67
Percentage of Americans who say that having a healthy home is important to them because they know and recognize the benefits: 62
Percentage who say it enhances their mood: 58
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of CFOs who said the most difficult part of becoming a new manager is balancing individual responsibilities with time spent overseeing staff, according to a Robert Half Management Resources survey: 32
Percentage who said supervising friends or former peers is most difficult: 19
Ranks of motivating the team (17 percent), prioritizing projects (16 percent) and meeting higher performance expectations (16 percent) on the list of the biggest challenges for new managers: 3, 4 (tie)
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Average marrying age, according to the results of The Knot Real Weddings Study: bride, 29; groom, 31
Average number of guests at a typical wedding: 139
Average number of bridesmaids: 5
Average number of groomsmen: 5
Source: The Knot.
Percentage less interest charged on the average new-car loan than is charged on the average used-car loan, according to Wallet Hub's 2016 Auto Financing Report: 17
Number of times more that buyers with fair credit will end up spending to finance a vehicle -- about $6,304 in additional interest payments over the life of a $20,000, five-year loan -- than consumers with excellent credit: 6
Percentage below average charged to finance a new car through car manufacturers: 38
Average time it takes Americans to fully unpack all of their belongings when moving to a new home, according to a survey of U.S. adults conducted on behalf of Cramer-Krasselt: 2 months
Percentage of respondents who say they had everything fully unpacked within a week or less: 28
Percentage who say it took them up to a month to unpack: 36
Percentage who took between one and six months: 18
Percentage of employees who grade their bosses' performance as either an "A" or "B," according to a survey from CareerBuilder: 62
Percentage who would assign a grade of "C": 22
Percentage who grade their boss with a "D": 10
Percentage of global citizens who are concerned that their information may be bought or sold online, according to a poll commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation: 79
Percentage who are aware that companies often sell their personal data to other companies or government: 49
Percentage of global citizens who are more concerned about their online privacy compared to one year ago: 57
Source: Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Estimated percentage of small businesses that are in low-wealth communities, according to a report from The Association for Enterprise Opportunity: 43
Amount in annual revenue created by these businesses: $1.87 trillion
Of the 11.2 million small businesses in low-income communities, number that are microbusinesses: 10.2 million (90.7 percent)
Of the $1.87 trillion, amount generated by microbusinesses: $1.34 trillion
Source: Association for Enterprise Opportunity.
Year that Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, conceived the idea of Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon, according to the Census Bureau: 1909
Number of children her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran, was left to raise alone: 6
Date of the first Father's Day celebration proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth: June 17, 1910
Year the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day: 1966
Source: Census Bureau.
Among retired U.S. adults without a pension, percentage who recommend that those younger than them save earlier in their career, according to a survey commissioned by Pentegra Retirement Services: 63
Percentage who suggest saving more throughout their career: 57
Source: Pentegra Retirement Services.
"It is wrong always, everywhere and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence." -- William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher
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