Percentage of Americans who have argued about the need to declutter and get rid of things, according to a survey by TaskRabbit: 41
Rank of cleaning the bathroom on the list of the most despised of all chores: 1
Percentage of Americans who dislike yard work: 43
Percentage who hate cleaning up after pets: 42
Percentage of American consumers who think back-to-school shopping is more stressful than holiday shopping, according to a CompareCards study: 36
Percentage who said it's more expensive: 32
Percentage who said back-to-school shopping has at least somewhat damaged their relationship with their child: 23
Percentage of Americans who canceled their cable television subscription within the past two months, according to a nationwide survey about cable-cutting and subscribing to streaming services by the market research team at Colling Media: 20
Percentage of consumers who have subscribed to a streaming service in the past two months (such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video): 39
Percentage who have watched a program, movie or video on a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device within the past two months: 87
Source: Colling Media.
Percentage of homebuyers with children under the age of 18 years who considered a neighborhood based on the quality of the school districts within that neighborhood, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors: 53
Percentage who selected a neighborhood based on its convenience to schools: 50
Source: National Association of Realtors.
Percentage of teens who receive money from parents or caregivers who say it is in the form of cash, according to research by Junior Achievement USA: 80
Percentage who say they have made purchases in cash: 75
Despite the use of cash, percentage of teens who said they do use mobile or online apps to manage their money -- for budgeting and planning purposes: 48
Source: Junior Achievement.
Percentage of employees who feel like they have a career, while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job, according to a survey from CareerBuilder: 50
Percentage of employees who are satisfied with the opportunities for career advancement at their current company: 32
According to a survey by Zillow, percentage of residents in major U.S. metro areas who believe climate change will affect their homes or communities within their lifetime: 50
According to a Zillow analysis, number of existing homes (worth $451 billion) that will be at risk of a 10-year flood by 2050: 800,000-plus
Ranks of Miami, San Jose and Los Angeles on the list of cities most likely to anticipate climate change impact: 1, 2, 3
Estimated number of college students ages 18 to 24 who die each year in cases where alcohol is involved, according to statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: 1,519
In addition, estimated number of assaults by another student who has been drinking: 696,000
Estimated number of cases of sexual assault or date rape each year: 97,000
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Percentage of employers who are concerned about holding on to top talent, with 1 in 3 being very concerned, according to research by Robert Half: 81
In a separate survey, percentage of professionals who plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months: 43
When workers who said they intend to leave their jobs were asked what would entice them to stay, percentage who said more money: 43
Percentage who said more time off or better benefits: 20
Source: Robert Half.
Percentage of teens who get news at least a few times a week from social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, according to a poll by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey: 54
Percentage who get news from YouTube: 50
Of teens who get news of current events from news organizations, percentage who say it helps them better understand what is going on: 65
Percentage of teens who say that "seeing pictures and video showing what happened" gives them the best understanding of major news events: 64
"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much." -- William Hazlitt, essayist
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