Percentage of Americans who use the same password for "most" or "all" of their accounts, according to Data from YouGov Omnibus: 27
Percentage who say that their email and/or social media account was hacked at least once: 36
Percentage of Americans who believe their online logins are safe: 60
Percentage of Americans who are likely to share marital/relationship issues with others, according to a Lending Club survey: 44
Percentage who are likely to share credit card debt issues with others: 23
Percentage of Americans with credit cards who have some degree of revolving credit card debt: 60
Of those people, approximate percentage who are less likely today to discuss their debt with people they know compared to a few years ago: 35
Source: Lending Club.
Percentage of the top 10 most researched branded laser and energy treatments in 2017 that involved fat reduction, surpassing popular categories like injectable fillers and toxins, according to the RealSelf U.S. Laser and Energy Report: 33
Percentage of Americans who agree that "if a product is not easy/convenient for me to recycle, I probably would not recycle it," according to a survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries: 66
Percentage who would like to see manufacturers and/or retailers display a "recycling guide" label on products (similar to the energy guide label on appliances) that would detail the parts and percentage of the product that could be recycled and how: 81
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of U.S. adults who are buying groceries online every week, according to a CreditCards.com report: 26.1
Over the past year, percentage of Americans who have bought clothing and other household items online: 82
Percentage of online shoppers who typically pay with credit, versus 32 percent who pay with a debit card: 62
Average amount consumers say they will spend during the holiday season this year, up 4.1 percent from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics: $1,007.34
Estimated holiday retail sales in November and December (up between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent over 2017): $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
Percentage of professionals who say they work while on vacation because they enjoy it, according to a Korn Ferry survey: 33
Percentage of professionals who say they have cut short vacations due to occupational demands and pressure to perform at work: 63
Percentage who said they would prefer a higher salary to more vacation days: 73
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
Percentage of workers who thought a program to help in calculating how much to save for a secure retirement would be beneficial, according to an Employee Benefit Research Institute report: 75
Percentage of workers who need help calculating anticipated spending each month in retirement: 72
Percentage who need help planning for health care expenses in retirement: 72
Percentage of vehicle owners and lessees who believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the Auto Care Association: 86
Percentage of consumers who believe a vehicle's owner should decide who has access to this data: 88
Source: Auto Care Association.
Date that Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day," commemorating the first anniversary of the end of World War I, according to History.com: Nov. 11, 1919
Year that Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance: 1926
Year that President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day: 1954
Estimated number of living veterans in the United States who served during at least one war: 16.1 million
"Once a country is habituated to liars, it takes generations to bring the truth back." -- Gore Vidal, writer (1925-2012)
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