Percentage of luxury consumers who put a great deal of importance in staying on top of the latest technology trends, products and gadgets, according to findings released by LG Signature: 24
Percentage of luxury consumers in America who say the feeling they get while buying luxury products is better than sex: 41
Percentage of millennial respondents who say they associate "innovative" and "minimalist" with luxury more than they did five to 10 years ago: 67
Source: LG Signature.
Percentage of Americans who consider credit card debt to be enough reason to kick a potential partner to the curb, according to research from finder.com: 78
Average amount that is deemed unacceptable: $11,525
Percentage of Americans who say utilizing payday loans could render a person undateable: 78
Average payday loan amount that would be a deal-breaker: $1,830
Percentage of Americans who say student loans could make a person undateable: 76
Average student loan debt that would be a deal-breaker: $51,000
Ranks of medical bills (72.2 percent), home equity loans (71.25 percent) and business loans (70.9 percent) on the list of kinds of debts more willingly tolerated: 1, 2, 3
Across the world, rank of figure skating on the list of the most popular Olympic events, according to an Ipsos Global Advisor study of 27 nations: 1
In the U.S., rank of hockey and snowboarding: 2, 3
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of boys who think it's more important for their parents to save for their college over their parents' retirement, compared with only 27 percent of girls, according to a T. Rowe Price survey: 45
Percentage of parents of both boys and girls who are saving for their kids' college rather than their own retirement: 53
Percentage of parents who agree with the statement, "I'd be willing to delay my retirement to pay for my kids' college education": 73
Source: T. Rowe Price.
Percentage of American 18- to 29-year-olds who admit they would rather upload a selfie than a picture with their loved ones, according to research from Hotels.com: 66
Percentage of U.S. young travelers who admitted to uploading pictures for bragging purposes while on vacation: 60
Percentage who check in at cool locations: 39
Percentage who track the amount of interaction on their posts: 32
Percentage who admitted they get anxious when their phone runs out of battery power on a trip, compared to just 8 percent who get anxious if they argue with their partner on a trip: 15
Estimated amount that U.S. adults spent on gift cards in the last 12 months, according to Packaged Facts: $46 billion
Of this, amount that consumers spent on gift cards given to others: $28 billion
Amount they spent on gift cards they gave to themselves: $11 billion
Source: Packaged Facts.
When asked what their ultimate romantic vacation would be, percentage of respondents who chose a cruise to the Caribbean, according to a survey by Princess Cruises partnered with Wakefield Research: 55
Percentage of those surveyed who would opt to renew their vows at between 10 and 25 years of marriage: 51
Source: Princess Cruises.
Percentage of prospective homebuyers who would halt their home search if mortgage rates rose above 5 percent, according to a late 2017 survey commissioned by www.redfin.com: 6
Percentage who said that a 5 percent mortgage rate would cause them to slow their plans to buy: 27
Percentage of consumers who won't use a home service professional again if they aren't technologically savvy, according to a survey commissioned by Verizon Telematics: 66
Percentage of service professionals across five industries (HVAC, construction, landscaping, plumbing and trucking/delivery) who recognize that technology adoption needs to be a top priority in order to ensure future business success: 70
Percentage of users of the SweetRing dating app who said they would like to limit their wedding costs to $20,000: 46
Percentage who would stay within a $15,000 limit: 28
Percentage who claimed they would rather save that money and travel to a foreign country: 10
"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have." -- Socrates, ancient philosopher
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