When asked to name which skills they think recent college graduates lack for the workplace, percentage of employers who cited interpersonal skills, according to a CareerBuilder survey: 52
Percentage who cited problem-solving skills: 48
Ranks of leadership, teamwork, written communication and oral communication on the list of other skills these employers are looking for: 3, 4, 5, 6
Percentage of homeowners who would rather walk around in their underwear than spend money to cool down their homes in the summer, according to the Lennox Home Energy Report Card survey: 26
If homeowners could save $50 each month on their summer electric bill, percentage who would be willing to turn up the temperature on their thermostat 10 degrees or more: 10
Percentage of homeowners who adjust their thermostat while sleeping: 61
Source: Lennox Industries.
Percentage of consumers who mistakenly think their credit scores and reports are public information, according to a survey by WalletHub: 34
Percentage of people who wouldn't date someone with bad credit: 34
Percentage who wouldn't marry someone with such a rating: 49
Percentage who think a great butt is more important than a great credit score: 22
Across all groups of workers, median age of retirement, regardless of gender or marital status, according to EBRI's recent Retirement Confidence Survey: 65
Percentage of women who say they are very likely to live until age 85: 38
Percentage of men who say the same: 35
For centuries, rank of the month of June as the most popular choice for weddings, traditionally a time just after May's annual bath, so the happy couple and the guests were about as clean as could be hoped, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 1
Each year, estimated number of weddings held across the nation: 2.1 million
Median age at first marriage for women (up five years since 1980): 27.6
Average age for men when they first take their vows: 29.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage more shower users than bathers who admitted to taking selfies in the shower more than once a week, according to an American Standard survey: 57
Percentage of respondents who admitted to cleaning the shower naked: 50
Percentage more shower users who say they sing in the shower than bathers: 89
Percentage of survey respondents who bathe who said they've actually participated in a teleconference or work phone call from the tub: 14.3
Source: American Standard.
Percentage of Americans who report feeling financial anxiety today, according to data from Northwestern Mutual: 85
Percentage who say their anxiety has gone up in the last three years: 36
Percentage who say financial anxiety is negatively impacting their happiness: 70
Source: Northwestern Mutual.
Percentage of American consumers who noticed that gas prices are higher, a rise of 18 cents over the past month, the fourth consecutive month of price increases, according to a survey by the National Association of Convenience Stores: 69
Price that consumers say gas would have to reach before they would reduce how much they drive: $3.51
Source: National Association of Convenience Stores.
Percentage of Americans who favor legalizing marijuana for medical use, up from 74 percent in 2011, according to a Harris Poll: 81
Percentage of Americans who are supportive of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, up from 42 percent in 2011: 49
When asked about the effects legalizing marijuana might have, percentage of adults who expect tax revenues will increase post legalization: 75
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of American shoppers who have made an apparel purchase in the last six months, according to Nielsen Channel Track: 70
Percentage of these shoppers who made purchases at a physical store: 82
Source: Nielsen Channel Track.
"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear." -- Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate
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