Percentage of Americans who are uncomfortable talking about their credit card debt with immediate family, ahead of other sensitive topics such as weight, politics and religion, according to a CreditCards.com survey: 30
Percentage who are uncomfortable bringing up their credit card debt with a friend: 48
Percentage who are uncomfortable discussing their love lives with immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and adult children): 48
Amount consumers spend on wellness, more than half as much as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion), according to a report by the Global Wellness Institute: $4.2 trillion
Ranks of the spa industry, wellness tourism and wellness real estate on the list of revenue growth leaders: 1, 2, 3
Source: Global Wellness Institute.
Percentage of Americans, around 59 million people, who have seen all the episodes of the TV show "Game of Thrones" and who plan to watch the new season live, according to an Ipsos survey: 18
Percentage of Americans who have seen all the episodes, but plan to watch the new season once all episodes are released: 6
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of Americans who believe the arts are an important part of the education system, whether in elementary school (90%), middle school (93%) or high school (92%), according to a survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of LifeWTR: 93
Percentage who say it is important for adults to continue to have access to arts education outside of school: 80
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Number of Americans who were 90 or more days behind on their auto loan payments at the end of 2018, according to the New York Federal Reserve: 7 million
Percentage of vehicle owners who say auto loans have caused them to experience stress, according to the results of a Fair consumer survey conducted by The Harris Poll: 42
Percentage of Americans who believe that having auto loan debt is more stressful than finding a new job: 36
Percentage of valid claims filed against U.S. airlines for disrupted flights in 2016, 2017 and 2018 that were turned away on wrongful grounds by airlines trying to avoid their obligation to travelers, according to a study by AirHelp: 25
In the United States, number of travelers who were eligible to claim compensation under European law EC 261 following flight delays and cancellations experienced last year, up from 370,000 the previous year: 407,000
During the first three months of 2019, number of passengers who experienced disruptions due to the fault of the airlines, which made them eligible for compensation: 75,000
Over the past year, percentage of Americans who have read ebooks, according to a study released by Rakuten OverDrive: 43
Percentage of respondents who have listened to audiobooks: 34
Source: Rakuten OverDrive.
Percentage of pet owners planning to move who say their pet will influence their choice of home, according to a survey by Mayflower: 48
Percentage who say their pet will influence their choice of community: 33
Percentage more each month that pet owners who are likely to move in the next five years are willing to pay to get the pet-friendly features they want, such as a fenced-in yard and plenty of indoor space, as compared to their current monthly housing costs: 32
Percentage of travelers who stated they travel for leisure two or three times a year, according to research commissioned by Criton: 45
Percentage who travel for business: 36
Percentage of respondents who use TripAdvisor as a main source of research and inspiration before booking a hotel: 39
Percentage who rely on online search: 29
Percentage of senior managers who think today's workers are getting the recognition they deserve, according to research from OfficeTeam: 43
Percentage who indicated their organization could do a better job of celebrating employees' successes: 58
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