Percentage of Americans who prefer to keep to themselves during a flight, according to an Expedia survey: 90
Percentage who would rather sleep than talk to other passengers: 69
Percentage of people who agree it's OK to wake snoring passengers: 54
Ranks of being intelligent and being responsible on the list of traits Americans find favorable, according to an Ipsos survey: 1 (tie)
Ranks of taking care of others, being creative or innovative, being self-reliant, being independent, avoiding debt, and caring for the well-being of future generations on the list: 3 (tie), 5 , 6 (tie), 8
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Ranks of a more positive mood, having more energy, being more motivated and feeling less stressed on the list of the positive effects of taking vacation time, according to results of a survey of working adults conducted by the American Psychological Association: 1, 2, 3 (tie)
Percentage of working adults who reported that they were more productive following time off: 58
Percentage who said their work quality was better: 55
Source: American Psychological Association.
As summer kicks into high gear, percentage of professionals with children who say stress at home may trump stress at work -- that their kids are harder to manage than their employees, according to a Korn Ferry survey: 68
Percentage of professionals with kids at home who say they or their spouse alter their work hours to care for children: 46
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
Ranks of emotional strength, interest in sports, willingness to throw a punch if provoked, ability to join in when other men are talking about women in a sexual way and to have had many sexual partners on the list of pressures men say they face, according to a Pew Research survey: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: PEW Internet and American Life Project.
Ranks of the weather, money, delays, theft and illness on the list of vacation travelers' worries this year, according to a survey by WalletHub: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Percentage of people who think travel is worth getting into debt for: 35
Percentage of Americans who don't know how much money they'll need to save for retirement, according to a study from Bankrate.com: 61
Median amount among respondents who do have an estimate: $650,000
Number of Americans who say they never plan to retire, including 9 percent of both millennials (ages 18 to 37) and baby boomers (ages 54 to 72): 19 million
While nearly seven in 10 Americans (68 percent) said they feel happy about their financial situation at least sometimes, percentage who consistently experience a range of negative emotions such as anxiety: 54
Percentage who feel it all the time: 25
Percentage who feel insecure (25 percent all the time): 52
Source: Northwestern Mutual.
In 2017, number of acres of trees lost in the world's tropical forests, the second worst year in history (behind only 2016): 39 million
Source: Global Forest Watch Report, June 2018.
Percentage of Americans who say they went to vacation bible school growing up, according to a survey by LifeWay Research: 60
Percentage of American parents who say they plan to send kids to VBS this summer -- even if they skip church themselves: 64
Source: LifeWay Research.
"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery." -- Groucho Marx
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