Percentage of Americans who rank a Mother's Day meal as the No. 1 occasion when people should avoid checking their phones, according to survey commissioned by OpenTable: 73
Percentage of adults who say sharing a meal together is the most meaningful Mother's Day gift, followed by thoughtful conversation: 33
Source: OpenTable Inc.
Percentage of first-time homebuyers who haven't been able to find a home within their budget, according to a new Realtor.com survey: 33
Rank of location on the list of what prospective homeowners are looking for: 1
Percentage who have been searching for their home for more than a year: 43
Estimated number of small businesses that closed permanently in 2020 due to COVID-19, according to research by WalletHub: 100,000
Percentage of small-business owners who say that 2020 was their most difficult year in business: 66
Projected Mother's Day spending this year, up $1.4 billion from 2020, according to the National Retail Federation: $28.1 billion
Average amount consumers plan to spend on Mother's Day items -- $16 more than they planned to spend last year and the highest in the survey's history: $220.48
Approximate percentage of U.S. adults who are expected to celebrate the holiday this year: 83
Percentage of Americans ages 18 to 54 who have three or more mother figures in their lives, according to a survey conducted by Edible Arrangements: 44
Of the "other mother" figures, ranks of friends, grandmothers and mothers-in-law on the list of the top "other mother" figures they look to the most: 1, 2(tie)
Source: Edible Arrangements.
Percentage of Americans who said they prefer soft taco shells, according to a survey by Ortega: 53
Percentage who prefer hard tacos shells: 47
Percentage of Americans (roughly 6.5 million) who have never eaten a taco before: 2
Rank of cheese on the list of America's favorite taco toppings: 1
Percentage of consumers who said small businesses provide better customer service than larger businesses, according to the Cox Business Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses: 53
Percentage who said they prefer to interact with other people at checkout: 77
Source: Cox Communications.
Percentage of American adults who have delayed a financial milestone because of the pandemic, according to a survey by Bankrate.com: 39
Percentage of millennials (ages 25 to 40) who say they've delayed a major milestone: 58
Percentage of Generation Zers (ages 18 to 24) who say the same: 54
Ranks of buying/leasing a car, purchasing a home, pursuing career advancement, furthering education, getting married and having children on the list of the most commonly delayed financial milestones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (tie)
Percentage of high school juniors and seniors who do not think college is worth the cost if they cannot attend classes in person, versus just 54% of parents with college-bound students, according to a survey by ArtsBridge: 64
Percentage of college professors who think college with remote learning is worth the cost: 72
Percentage of high school teachers, counselors and private instructors who don't think it's worth the price tag: 67
Percentage of working Americans who believe that employers should require vaccination proof for those employees returning to the workplace, according to Eagle Hill Consulting: 49
Percentage of workers who agree that employers should require vaccines: 48
Percentage who say nonvaccinated employees should not be permitted to work in person with co-workers: 35
Source: Eagle Hill Consulting.
"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it." -- Edith Sitwell, poet (1887-1964)