When asked which traits society values most in men, ranks of honesty and morality (33%), professional or financial success (23%), ambition or leadership (19%), strength or toughness (19%) and a good work ethic (18%) on the list of traits mentioned, according to a study by Pew Research: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranks of physical attractiveness (35%) and nurturing and empathy (30%) on the list of traits mentioned for women: 1, 2
Percentage of respondents who say society looks up to men who are manly or masculine: 53
Percentage who say society looks up to feminine women: 32
Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Percentage of parents who believe the more curious children are, the more likely they are to be successful as adults, according to a survey by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Baby Einstein: 94
Ranks of being creative, learning new things faster and more easily, and thinking critically on the list of the top areas that curious kids excel over their less curious peers: 1, 2, 3
Source: Wakefield Research.
Percentage of U.S. consumers who believe personal finance should be a required course to graduate from high school, according Equifax survey: 90
Number of states that require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to a 2018 study conducted by the Council for Economic Education: 17
Percentage of Americans who will buy a gift for a graduate in their life this year, according to National Retail Foundation survey: 32
Projected total spending: $5.9 billion
Projected individual spending: $119.44
Ranks of cash, greeting card and gift card on the list of the most popular gifts this year: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of BBQ hosts who get nervous and panic about how to feed vegan guests, according to research by Sabra: 47
Percentage of vegans and BBQ guests with dietary restrictions who admit to sneaking their own food into BBQs to avoid having nothing to eat: 52
Source: Sabra Dipping Company LLC.
Percentage of parents with kids under 18 who said they or their spouse/partner altered their work schedule to take care of their children since the start of the pandemic, according to a survey by Bankrate.com: 45
Percentage who said they or their spouse/partner stopped working altogether: 17
Percentage of U.S. small- to medium-sized businesses that report at least some of their employees work remotely, according to research by Parks Associates: 51
Percentage who are "very concerned" about effectively onboarding new hires: 25
Percentage of U.S. broadband households that report problems with Wi-Fi home networks, including coverage gaps, slow speeds and connectivity issues: 40
Percentage of households that experienced a data security problem in the past 12 months: 35
Source: Parks Associates.
Percentage of homeowners currently in the process of completing a home improvement project who are already making plans to begin an additional project before July, according to research by Modernize.com: 41
Percentage of homeowners who report spending between one and five hours researching their home improvement project, up from 53% in 2020: 56
With the summer travel season shaping up to be a hot one, percentage of consumers who are more interested in travel credit cards now than before COVID, according a new WalletHub survey: 25
Percentage who would skip a credit card payment over a vacation: 15
Percentage of people who say travel usually gets them into debt: 28
Since the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most circumstances, percentage of the professionals still working remotely who say that in order to go back into an office, they'd prefer colleagues wear masks, according to research by Robert Half: 53
Percentage who think employers should require staff to be vaccinated: 52
Percentage who feel in the dark about their company's return-to-office plans: 26
Source: Robert Half.
"When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package." -- John Ruskin, art critic (1819-1900)