Percentage of internet economy jobs that were created by small firms and self-employed individuals, compared to 34% of internet economy jobs created by the largest internet companies: 38
Number of full-time equivalent jobs in the online creator economy -- just short of the combined memberships of craft and labor unions Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (160,000), the American Federation of Musicians (80,000), the Writers Guild (24,000) and the Authors Guild (9,000): 200,000
Source: Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Percentage of Americans who say the 1980s produced the best music, followed by the '70s and the '90s, according to an Ipsos poll: 40
Rank of rock, pop and country on the list of the top most-preferred genres to listen to: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of Americans who still use FM radio on a regular basis to listen to music: 55
Percentage who use streaming services such as Spotify or Apple Music: 38
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Ranks of relaxation, pain management, sleep aid, health and wellness, and recreation on the list of reasons Americans give for their consumption of cannabis, according to a survey by Azuka: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
While adult-use cannabis is now legal in over 18 states, percentage of Americans who report they have never consumed cannabis: 50
Percentage who say they would still purchase products at a dispensary even if it was more expensive than the black market: 60
Among U.S. adults, percentage who say they use Facebook several times a day, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults: 49
Percentage who say they use Snapchat several times a day: 45
Percentage who say they use Instagram several times a day: 38
Percentage who say they use YouTube several times a day: 36
Percentage who say they use Twitter several times a day: 30
Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
Percentage of shoppers who say they have recently eaten carryout, dined at a restaurant and/or eaten prepared foods from the grocery store, according to a survey by Acosta: 75
Percentage of shoppers who say they have recently ordered from a food truck: 28
Percentage who have recently ordered from a pop-up restaurant: 23
Percentage who have recently ordered from a ghost kitchen: 19
Number of years that Butterball has staffed its Turkey Talk-Line with experts to answer all turkey-related questions throughout the holidays, according to research by Genesys: 37
Ranks of flexibility, the ability to work remotely, better compensation and better management on the list of reasons job-changers were attracted to their new position, according to a survey by Limeade: 1, 2, 3, 4
Percentage of job changers who received a 10 to 19% salary increase: 29
Percentage who took a pay cut for their new position: 13
Percentage of shoppers who anticipate making the bulk of their purchases on Black Friday this year, according to a survey by Klarna Bank: 49
Percentage of shoppers who say they'll make the majority of their Black Friday purchases online, compared to 23% who will shop mostly in-store: 56
Source: Klarna Bank.
Percentage of commercial time that is already sold and many advertisers are now moving forward to produce this year's crop of Super Bowl ads, according to research by the Marketing Arm: 90
Percentage of people who watch the big game for the commercials: 43
Percentage of women who are more likely to watch it for the ads: 60
Source: The Marketing Arm.
Of social media users who were asked to assess their critical-thinking skills, percentage who reported their critical-thinking skills had improved since high school: 50
When asked about their support for teaching critical thinking in schools, percentage who noted the importance of teaching critical-thinking skills and thought critical-thinking courses should be required at the K-12 level: 95
"A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points." -- Alan Kay, computer scientist (1940- )