Percentage of Americans who had a pension prior to Congress passing the Revenue Act in 1978, which created 401(k) plans, according to the Employee Benefits Research Center: 33
Percentage who have a pension today: less than 2
Percentage of Americans who drink caffeinated beverages from 3 p.m. on, according to the National Sleep Foundation: 42
Percentage who say they don't get any exercise in a given week: 18
Source: National Sleep Foundation.
Percentage of high-income earners who say they feel not at all supported at work when it comes to caregiving duties for family members, according to the Longevity Project: 5
Percentage of those earning less than $50,000 who feel not at all supported: 19
Source: Longevity Project.
Percentage of post-COVID home shoppers who said they would have extended family living with them full time, according to a survey by Realtor.com: 20
Percentage who said their new home would need to accommodate extended family staying with them part time or visiting: 30
Percentage who indicated a short commute time was a priority: 9
Percentage who were looking for smaller square footage: 4
Percentage of Americans who agreed that the Summer Olympics in Tokyo should go ahead, even if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't over yet, according to research by Ipsos: 52
Percentage of people globally who agreed the games should go ahead: 43
Percentage of the people in Japan, the host nation, who said the Olympics should go ahead: 22
Source: Ipsos Global.
Percentage of businesses that say they're experiencing higher supply costs than they had prior to COVID, according to a survey by Alignable: 80
Percentage that said costs have increased more than 25%: 27
Number of hours Americans spend online annually just looking for deals, according to a survey by Slickdeals: 88
Percentage who do it just for fun: 68
Percentage who tell total strangers how much money they saved when complimented on their outfit that they bought on sale: 69
Percentage of U.S. workers who believe that "employee experience" directly impacts their ability to serve customers, according to a survey from Eagle Hill Consulting: 64
Percentage who say that their organization places a great deal of importance on employee experience and satisfaction: 38
Percentage who agree that their feelings about their day-to-day work experience -- negative or positive -- impacts their productivity: 70
Source: Eagle Hill Consulting.
Among the 38% of Americans who worked from home at some point since the pandemic, ranks of fewer opportunities to network and interact with co-workers, lower productivity due to too many distractions, and limited opportunities for promotions and salary increases on the list of the most common negatives, according to a study from Bankrate.com : 1, 2, 3
Percentage of baby boomers who are much more likely to miss networking/interacting with co-workers: 54
Percentage of Gen Zers who say the same: 34
Percentage of Americans not already receiving Social Security benefits who say they know exactly how to optimize their Social Security benefit, according to a poll conducted for the Nationwide Retirement Institute: 54
Percentage who know all the factors that determine the maximum benefit someone can receive: 6
Percentage who don't know the eligible age to receive full benefits: 39
"It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire." -- Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist and poet (1850-1894)