Percentage of credit card holders who will use rewards points to pay for their summer vacations, according to a report from CompareCards.com: 64
Percentage of credit card holders who said they expect credit card rewards to cover more than half of their summer vacation costs in 2019: 20
Percentage of U.S. millennials who say it's important to live in the moment, according to a Kahlua survey: 90
Percentage who say they have missed an important moment because they were trying to capture it on social media: 60
Percentage who say it is important to them that their photos get likes: 60
Percentage of millennials who check for likes a minute or less after posting: 34
Percentage of managers who were "confident that all employees had a clear understanding of the company's mission and vision," according to an industry-wide survey by Betterworks: 33
Percentage who felt their senior leaders lived the stated values: 39
Percentage of Americans who get into fights about household chores, according to the results of a survey by TaskRabbit, conducted in partnership with Wakefield Research: 78
Percentage who have gotten into an argument with a roommate, friend, family member or significant other over "the right way" to clean things: 46
Percentage who reported heated debate about the right way to assemble furniture: 27
Percentage who struggled to find common ground on the best way to fold laundry: 23
According to a Harris Poll/LEGO survey conducted in the U.S., U.K. and China, percentage of children age 8 to 12 who say they are interested in space exploration, with 90% responding that they'd like to learn more about it: 86
Percentage of parents (averaged across the three countries) who participated in the survey who believe their children are interested in space, citing teachers and the internet as primary learning sources: 83
Source: The LEGO Group.
Estimated number of people who did not have enough to eat in 2018 -- 1 in 9 people -- according to the annual report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: 821.6 million
Number in Asia: 513.9 million
Numbe in Africa: 256.1 million
Number in Latin America and the Caribbean: 42.5 million
Number of people who are moderately or severely food insecure: 2 billion
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Percentage of Americans who prefer quick getaways of three nights or less vs. a longer vacation, according to a survey by online travel site Hotwire: 90
Percentage who prefer a quick weekend trip to a quick roll in the hay: 75
On average, amount more that IT professionals with critical skills are earning this year, compared to 2018, according to findings in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report: $5,000
Percentage of professionals who said that after completing certification training, their expertise is more sought after within their organization: 52
Percentage who report that they have implemented efficiency projects: 45
Source: Global Knowledge.
Percentage of users of ad blockers who say they would avoid a company's website if that company targeted them with ads, according to a new survey report from portfolio website Visual Objects: 45
Percentage of ad blocker users who say data collection in online advertising is an invasion of privacy: 63
Source: Visual Objects.
Percentage of employers who said they are more open to hiring interim workers to bridge gaps while looking for a full-time employee than they were two years ago, according to a Robert Half survey: 53
Percentage of managers who would consider a long period of consistent work as comparable to full time when evaluating applicants: 71
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
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