Percentage of Americans who say it's selfish to expect invited guests to spend money and vacation days in order to attend celebratory events in far-flung destinations, according to a survey by Allianz Global Assistance: 37
Ranks of cost, not knowing the couple well enough to justify cost and not knowing the couple well enough to justify taking the time off from work on the list of reasons people would not attend a destination wedding: 1, 2, 3
Source: Allianz Global Assistance USA.
Percentage of journalists in the U.S. who feel the public has lost trust in the media over the last year, according to a Cision survey: 53
Percentage of journalists worldwide who predict a continued deterioration of freedom of the press over the next three years: 46
Average age that Americans expect to reach, according to a survey on behalf of TD Ameritrade: 84
Percentage of Americans who say they want to "travel abroad" as they get older: 57
Percentage of respondents who said getting older gives them "an opportunity to reach new goals": 81
Ranks of spend time with friends and family, focus on my health and wellness, seek out new experiences and increase leisure time on the list of Americans' top priorities when aging: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: TD Ameritrade.
Percentage of people who said that passengers who don extra clothes to avoid fees charged for overweight baggage is not an acceptable practice, according to a survey conducted by the GO Group LLC, an international ground transportation and travel company: 42
Percentage who thought the practice was acceptable, while almost 40% said they had no opinion: 18
Source: The GO Group LLC.
Percentage of Americans who say that COVID-19 made it harder to get into serious credit card debt, according to a WalletHub study: 35
Percentage more likely women are than men to feel stressed about credit card debt: 37
Percentage of Americans who say that paying health care expenses is worth going into credit card debt: 60
Percentage who will try to lower the interest rate on their credit card debt in 2021: 66
Percentage of employees who say that teams should be built based on experience and skill sets needed, not location (90% of HR pros concur), according to a survey by Topia: 82
Percentage of HR pros who believe that increased remote work will enable them to build more diverse teams: 94
Percentage of U.S. adults who are currently ticket holders for an upcoming professional or college sporting event, according to a survey from Bankrate.com: 5
According to information posted on their official websites, of the 30 Major League Baseball venues, number that have proclaimed their stadiums will be completely cash-free this season: 26
With consumers turning to comfort foods and extended seasonal and holiday celebrations -- percentage increase in chocolate sales in 2020, pushing sales to $27 billion, according to a report from Packaged Facts: 12
Source: Packaged Facts.
Percentage of Americans who believe exercise programs are the best resource if looking to lose weight, according to a survey from the American Osteopathic Association: 56
Percentage who believe in consulting a nutritionist: 34
Percentage of respondents who rely on diet programs, such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and Whole30: 29
Percentage who believe a physician is best: 28
Source: American Osteopathic Association.
Rank of grants and scholarships on the list of the top methods used to pay for college, according to College Ave Student Loans: 1
Ranks of using more savings, borrowing more in student loans and taking out a "parent loan" on the list of how families plan to handle this issue: 2, 3, 4
Percentage of families who wished more resources existed to help families plan and pay for college: 66
Source: College Ave Student Loans.
"There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring." -- Evelyn Beatrice Hall, biographer (1868-1956)