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 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 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 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 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
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 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.
"When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package." -- John Ruskin, art critic (1819-1900)
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