Percentage of Americans who haven't taken a vacation (defined as leisure travel of at least one week to a destination at least 100 miles from home) in the past 12 months, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Allianz Global Assistance: 53
Among those for whom an annual vacation is important, percentage who haven't been on one for at least a year: 41
Source: Ipsos Reid Public Affairs.
Number of digital devices owned by the average American, according to a Nielsen report: 4
Percentage of consumers who report that they've bought or rented one or more TV shows digitally in the past six months: 50
Percentage of consumers who reported that they have shifted entirely to digital means for their TV and movie consumption: 12
Source: Nielsen Online.
Date that the American Bar Association was founded in Saratoga Springs, New York, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: Aug. 21, 1878
Number of attorneys from 21 states who were present at its first meeting: 100
Today, estimated number of lawyers there are in the U.S.: 1.28 million
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of Americans who have combined their finances in a current/past relationship who admit to committing "financial infidelity" against their partner, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the National Endowment for Financial Education: 42
Percentage who say that when financial deceptions occur there is an effect on the relationship: 75
Source: The Harris Poll.
When Americans were asked, "What is your No. 1 cause of financial stress?" percentage who cited "paying off my debt" (i.e., credit cards, loans, etc.), according to a survey commissioned by GOBankingRates: 21
Percentage who were anxious about not being able to retire: 16
Known as "continuous candidates," percentage of employees across the globe who are always looking for their next job opportunity, according to a global study conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions: 37
Percentage of continuous candidates in Mexico and the United States, far exceeding the global average: 50 and 41, respectively
Percentage of continuous candidates who are millennials (18 to 34 years old): 60
Source: Source: ManpowerGroup.
Percentage of students who have at least one credit card, according to a study from Sallie Mae and Ipsos: 56
Percentage of students who pay their bills on time: 77
Percentage who never spend more money than they have available: 60
Source: Sallie Mae.
When families were asked in advance of actual back-to-school shopping if they will follow a school-provided list, percentage of moms who said either "completely" or "very closely," according to a poll by Field Agent: 67
Percentage of moms who said clothing topped their shopping lists of items they intend to purchase for the new school year: 96
Source: Field Agent.
Number of smartphones in use today, according to CCS Insight: 3.3 billion
Estimated number in the year 2020: 5.4 billion
Source: CCS Insight.
Percentage of working Americans who state they are saving more for retirement than they were last year, the highest level reported in the past five years, according to research by Bankrate.com: 21
Number of working Americans this percentage represents: 31 million
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