Percentage of diners who have been annoyed by their dinner companion's phone use in the past, according to survey commissioned by OpenTable: 81
Percentage who say they actually avoid eating with companions who overuse their phones: 20
Percentage of diners who avoid checking their phones at the table by turning it off: 51
Source: OpenTable Inc.
Percentage of Americans who think it's selfish to expect guests to spend their money and vacation days in order to attend celebratory events in far-flung destinations, according to a survey by Allianz Global Assistance: 37.2
Ranks of cost, not knowing the couple well enough to justify the cost and not knowing the couple well enough to justify taking the time off from work on the list of reasons people would not attend a destination wedding: 1, 2, 3
Source: Allianz Global Assistance.
While 72 percent of Americans said they grew up eating at the dining room table, percentage who say they do so today, according to report by oven manufacturer June: 48
Percentage rise in the number of people whose primary eating place is the couch (from 12% to 30%): 18
Percentage rise in the number of people whose primary eating place is the bedroom (6% to 17%): 11
Percentage of workers who say there are at least one or two people on their team who lose track of things or miss deadlines because they fail to capture commitments and ideas, according to a study by VitalSmarts: 94
Percentage who say there are at least one or two people on their team who are often surprised at the last minute by tasks, appointments or deadlines they've forgotten: 91
Percentage of Americans who say their sleep quality is "not very good," according to research by Mattress Firm: 35
Amount the average American would pay every night if it meant having a "perfect night's sleep": $300
Percentage who say that having the TV on is necessary in order to fall asleep: 30
Source: Mattress Firm.
Percentage of global retail chairs, CEOs and senior executives who feel that leadership teams are moving fast enough to keep up with changing consumer behavior, according to a Green Park survey: 36
Percentage who believe their team has the digital expertise necessary for success in the future: 27
Percentage who feel their team has the necessary expertise in data and analytics: 26
Source: Green Park Interim and Executive Ltd.
Percentage of Americans who are taking or planning to take at least one trip between now and September, according to a survey by Expedia: 85
For the 15% of Americans who said they won't be traveling this summer, percentage who claim it's due to budget concerns: 65
Percentage of vacationers who aren't planning to leave the country this summer: 75
Percentage of Americans who have had auto loan debt who say it has taken away some of their peace of mind, according to the results of a Fair consumer survey conducted on their behalf by the Harris Poll: 47
Percentage who would give up social media for life if it meant they never had to make another auto loan payment again: 30
Percentage who would give up coffee in exchange for never having to pay off an auto loan again: 24
Percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older with hearing loss who believe hearing loss is an unavoidable part of aging, according to a report released by Cochlear Limited: 77
Percentage of respondents who said it could cause withdrawal and isolation from society: 57
Percentage who said it could affect relationships: 86
Source: Cochlear Limited.
Percentage of workers who said they have backed out of an employment offer after initially saying yes, according to a survey by Robert Half: 28
Of those, percentage who said they backed out because they received a better offer from another company: 44
Percentage who said they had a convincing counteroffer from their current employer: 27
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
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