Percentage of millennials (aged 18 to 37) who say they usually leave nothing as a tip for a server when dining out at a restaurant, compared to 3 percent of those who are older, according to a CreditCards.com report: 10
Percentage who decline to leave any amount when presented with pre-entered tipping options in a taxi/Uber/Lyft, at a food truck, at a coffee shop, etc., versus 12 percent of older adults: 18
Percentage who normally tip below 20 percent at restaurants, compared with less than half of those ages 38 and older: 63
Percentage of Chicago residents who enjoy the taste of ice cream, though not all understand how it is made, according to a survey of Chicago residents commissioned by Hudsonville Ice Cream: 98
Percentage of respondents who think cows should be kept at a temperature below 32 degrees when being milked for ice cream: 10
Source: Hudsonville Ice Cream.
Rank of plant-based foods on the list of the top food trends in 2018, according to Baum and Whiteman: 1
Percentage of American consumers who are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets, according to a Nielsen survey: 39
Percentage of Americans who identify a civility problem in society, with most classifying it as a "major" problem (69 percent), according to a survey by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate: 93
Percentage of Americans who work with others who describe their place of employment as very or somewhat civil: 92
Percentage who work with others who report this level of civility to be an improvement compared to a few years ago: 27
Source: Weber Shandwick.
Percentage of Americans who have a side hustle -- the most popular jobs being home repair/landscaping, online sales, crafts and child care, according to a Bankrate.com report: 37
Percentage of those who earn money on the side who do it for more disposable income: 59
Percentage who say it's so they can meet their regular living expenses: 38
Average monthly amount that men earn from their ancillary gigs, almost three times the $361 that women earn: $989
Globally, percentage of people who report that they will watch FIFA World Cup games with friends and family, according to an Ipsos report: 84
Percentage who plan to join with work colleagues to watch the games: 49
Percentage who will even miss work or school to watch: 24
Percentage who keep a good luck charm with them when they watch: 25
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of disagreements while traveling that revolve around the kids, specifically their arguing or being fidgety, according to a study by the National Association of Convenience Stores: 45
Ranks of "to use the bathroom," "get gas," "buy food or drinks" and "see a landmark or attraction" on the list of the top reasons people stop during summer drives: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: National Association of Convenience Stores.
Of workers who have a child living at home, percentage who say it's possible to be successful in your career and as a parent, according to a survey conducted for CareerBuilder: 78
Percentage of workers with a child in the household who say they feel equally successful in their role at work and as a parent: 51
Percentage of working dads who feel this way, compared to only 47 percent of working moms: 56
Percentage of working moms who say they feel more successful as a parent, compared to 22 percent of working dads: 33
Ranks of pickpocketing/purse snatching, credit card fraud, identity theft and taxi scams on the list of the top four risks women consider before or during a trip: 1, 2, 3, 4
Ranks of sharing an itinerary with a friend or family member and purchasing travel insurance (emergency travel medical coverage, emergency travel evacuation coverage or both) on the list of actions women take with a goal of increasing their personal safety: 1, 2
Source: AIG Travel.
Percentage of 4th of July shoppers who will not earn rewards on their purchases, according to a WalletHub survey: 39
Percentage of Americans who are prouder of their credit score than of their country: 44
On the list of things people would like to declare independence from, ranks of overeating (24 percent), social media (22 percent), credit card debt (20 percent) and bad credit (11 percent): 1, 2, 3, 4
"The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he'll fight and die for it." -- Francis Crick, physicist, biologist, neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
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