Percentage of working Americans who would accept a job with no vacation time if they were paid more, according to a survey released by Allianz Global Assistance: 49
Percentage raise for which the average American would give up paid vacation time for a salary increase: 48
Percentage who would be willing to give up their paid time off for an increase of 24 percent or less: 20
Percentage who would need 25 to 49 percent more: 29
Source: Allianz Global Assistance.
Percentage of U.S. adults age 18 and over who agree that nothing makes them happier or more confident in life than when their finances are in order, according to a Northwestern Mutual study: 92
Percentage who say their financial planning needs improvement: 62
Percentage who identify themselves as either disciplined or highly disciplined planners: 59
Source: Northwestern Mutual.
Percentage of children under 12 who are not getting enough active free play, such as running around or riding bikes, according to an international study by The Genius of Play and Fundamentally Children: 75
Percentage of 1- to 4-year-olds who may be missing out on structured social play, specifically sports games (57%) and board and card games (60%): 59
Percentage of 5- through 8-year-olds who are not getting the recommended amount of pretend play, such as playing with dolls or action figures: 68
Source: The Genius of Play.
Percentage of workers who cite Monday as their most productive day of the workweek, according to data from staffing firm Accountemps: 29
Percentage who say they get the most work done before lunchtime: 75
Percentage who cite chatty co-workers as their single biggest productivity killer: 32
When it comes to a productive environment, percentage of workers who say they get the most work done when in a private office with the door closed: 36
Estimated percentage of recent college graduates (within the last five years) who report that their student loan debt has hindered their life in some significant way, leaving them stagnant, according to a survey by Student Loan Hero: 80
Ranks of not traveling, saving for retirement, going out with friends and investing on the list of areas impacted by respondents' student loan repayments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: Lending Tree.
Percentage of adult Americans (27% of the females and 32% of the males) who said that foreplay lasted 10 to 20 minutes on average, according to a survey by Adam and Eve: 29
Percentage of the respondents who said their usual foreplay clocked in between just five and 10 minutes: 45
Percentage who said foreplay usually lasted less than five minutes: 14
Source: Adam and Eve.
Percentage of consumers who believe plastic materials are endlessly recyclable, when, in fact, plastic food and beverage products are commonly "downcycled" into lower-grade products or sent directly to landfills, according to a survey released by Consumer Action: 58
Percentage of respondents who consider helping the environment an important factor in what they buy, and that there is significant consumer appetite for shifting purchasing to food sold in endlessly recyclable containers, such as metal cans and glass jars: 73
Percentage who support the shift from single-use plastic packaging to metal: 77
Source: Consumer Action.
Percentage of American adults who say they don't hike because of perceived barriers, such as not living close to trails or not having anyone to hike with, according to a survey Merrell: 53
Though hiking and outdoor adventure seem to be flourishing, percentage of people who identify as avid hikers: 19
Percentage who say they're not fit enough for hiking: 22
Percentage of respondents who say that not seeing people like them on the trail keeps them from hiking: 10
Percentage who say they've never hiked and don't know how to get started: 10
Percentage of respondents who reported that elementary school students are at least sometimes asked to submit assignments from home via connected devices, according to a survey of Communities in Schools affiliates across 26 states and the District of Columbia: 62
Percentage of middle school students who are asked to submit assignments from home via connected devices: 88
Percentage for students attending high school: 94
Source: Communities in Schools.
Percentage of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who were aware that routine rides (non-emergency) to doctor appointments were covered, according to a HealthMine survey: 27
Percentage who said free extra benefits would be a motivator to choose a plan: 60
Ranks of "transportation reimbursement," "assistance at home" and "at-home food deliveries/nutrition assistance" on the list of the benefits respondents prefer to be added to their plan: 1, 2, 3
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