Date that one of the engines of business and personal life in the 21st century, the World Wide Web, was announced by two innovators at the Cern Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, according to Profile America: Aug. 6, 1991
In 1994, number of sites that were on the web: 2,700
In 1997, number of sites: 1 million
Today, number of sites estimated to be on the web: 1 billion
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of workers who said they are always able to see the connection between their duties and their firm's performance, according to a Robert Half Management survey: 47
Percentage who also said they want greater insights on how their efforts affect the bottom line: 53
Percentage of respondents who noted they rarely or never see how their work affects the organization: 14
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Percentage of U.S. car owners who would like a feature that enables a connected car to communicate with the Internet-connected devices in their home, such as smart garage door openers and door sensors, according to a survey by Parks Associates: 27
Source: Parks Associates.
Percentage of employers in information technology who have argued with a co-worker about political candidates, according to a survey on behalf of CareerBuilder: 47
Ranks of manufacturing (37 percent), professional and business services (30), financial services (29), health care (24) and retail (23) on the list of fields in which employers argue about politics: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Percentage of workers who believe the workplace has become too politically correct in America: 50
Percentage of employers who say the same: 59
On average, amount that parents will spend for clothing, accessories, school supplies, computers and other electronics for their children this year, according to the 2016 Back-to-School Survey by Deloitte: $488
Average amount spent for those who start shopping by the end of July, compared with $424 for those starting in August or later: $537
Percentage of Americans who said they planned to watch a "great deal" or "fair amount" of the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to a Gallup Poll: 48
Percentage of respondents who knew the Olympics would be held in Rio, with an additional 17 percent correctly identifying Brazil as the host nation: 46
Source: Gallup Organization.
Percentage of non-retired Americans who say they have saved at least a portion of their income in the prior year, according to the Federal Reserve Board: 68
Percentage of adults who report that their income varies to some degree from month to month: 32
Percentage who say their monthly expenses vary to some degree: 43
Percentage of those with volatile incomes or expenses who say they have struggled to pay their bills at times: 42
Source: Federal Reserve Board.
Even after he was announced as Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president, percentage of Americans who still hadn't heard of Tim Kaine, according to an Ipsos poll: 25
Percentage who hadn't heard of GOP VP hopeful Mike Pence: 25
Percentage who said they had heard of Mitch Kellogg, a fictitious public figure: 7
Source: Ipsos North America.
Percentage of Americans who say their mobile devices are digital portals to inspiration, according to research from AT&T: 71
Percentage of respondents who say mobile technology facilitates inspiration: 80
Source: AT&T Inc.
"Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents. Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil." -- Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author
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