Percentage of Americans who would give up a portion of their paycheck for unlimited vacation, with millennials (41%) even more likely to do so, according to a survey released by Allianz Global Assistance: 34
Percentage of Americans who already have unlimited vacation: 12
Of those who would forfeit a portion of their salary for unlimited time off, average percentage they would be willing to give up (with millennials willing to forgo 32%): 26
Source: Allianz Global Assistance.
Percentage of all drivers who admitted to dangerous driving behaviors within the past year, according to a ValuePenguin.com survey: 90
Percentage of car crashes that are caused by human error and dangerous driving behaviors, such as eating, talking on the phone or changing the music: 94
Percentage of respondents who admitted to talking on the phone: 58
Percentage who admitted to reading texts: 27
Percentage who admitted to sending texts: 24
Percentage of Americans who have faked excuses to get out of plans, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by Sling TV: 47
Percentage of individuals engaging in this behavior who wanted to relax at home and chose to watch or binge television shows or movies instead: 76
Percentage of excuse makers who said they felt guilty: 42
Source: Sling TV LLC.
When looking to relax and unwind after a long day, percentage of Americans who say chilling out at home and watching/streaming TV is part of their de-stress routine, according to a survey by Tranquility: 62
Ranks of listening to music, enjoying a nice meal, reading, interacting with social media or playing on their phones on the list of de-stressing options: 2, 3, 4, 5
In the past year, percentage of Hotwire survey respondents between the ages of 23 and 38 who have booked spontaneous two- to three-night "quickies" one week or less out from their departure day, with 40% say they have booked the same day: 84
Percentage of "quickie trippers" who felt an emotional benefit from their travel: 95
Percentage who felt reduced stress at work: 43
Percentage who said the travel strengthened their bond with their partner: 41
Percentage of U.S. adults who haven't spoken to anyone about financial planning, according to a Northwestern Mutual study: 30
While 64% of Americans agree there are likely to be more financial crises in the future, percentage who say their retirement/financial plan has not been created to endure ups and downs in the market: 20
Percentage who report they don't have clarity on how much they can afford to spend now vs. how much they should be saving for later: 48
Source: Northwestern Mutual.
Percentage of kids who feel closer and more connected to their family vs. their friends, according to research from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews: 49
Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.
Percentage of working Americans who say little white lies about Wi-Fi are acceptable in order to avoid checking into the office while on vacation, according to a survey released by Allianz Global Assistance: 49
Percentage of workers who are affected by "email creep," referring to when work obligations encroach on personal time: 65
Percentage of all working Americans who make a point not to go on vacation in places where poor cell reception or Wi-Fi access could disrupt their connection to the office: 24
Source: Allianz Global Assistance USA.
Percentage of adults with current K-12 children who who say their children complete homework faster when workspaces are clean, according to research from Clorox: 50
Percentage who say their children are more productive: 83
Percentage who say they are less stressed: 77
Source: Clorox Co.
Percentage of American workers who think that their co-workers could behave better in the workplace and that it is impacting productivity and morale, according to a Kelton Global study on behalf of National Business Furniture: 77
Percentage of respondents who say that consistently being late to work or meetings tops the list of workplace annoyances: 75
Percentage of workers who said playing loud music is unacceptable: 74
Percentage who believe that having smartphone ringers on for calls, notifications or alerts is annoying: 57
Source: National Business Furniture.
Percentage of people across 28 countries who said it is the responsibility of the companies that produce packaged goods to reduce unnecessary packaging, according to an Ipsos survey: 20
Percentage who said dealing with the amount of waste we generate is one of the top three environmental issues facing their country -- after global warming and air pollution: 34
Ranks of Colombia (70%), South Africa (69%), Mexico (63%), Argentina, Brazil and Peru (58%) on the list of countries where most are willing to buy recycled products: 1, 2, 3, 4 (tie)
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
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