Percentage of Americans who think New Year's resolutions will be harder to keep in 2022 than in 2021, according to research by WalletHub: 59
Percentage who admit they've cheated on a New Year's resolution: 70
Ranks of "to make a realistic budget and stick to it," "look for a better job" and "stay on top of your credit" on the list of WalletHub's top New Year's financial resolutions for 2022: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of women who said they would rather spend a Friday night with a new book rather than on a date, according to Booky Call survey: 62
Source: Booky Call.
Percentage of Americans who said they take a long walk or hike more than once a week, according to a poll by Ipsos: 21
Percentage of respondents who ranked walking/hiking as the most popular exercise/activity since April 2020: 25
Ranks of lifting weights (15%), meditating (14%), and running, biking and swimming (13%) on the list of popular activities: 2, 3, 4 (tie)
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs
When asked about preferences should an airline offer a one-time loyal customer perk, percentage of travelers who selected an upgrade to first class as their first choice, according to a survey by the Go Group LLC: 35
Percentage who selected a discount on a future flight: 33
Source: GO Group LLC.
Percentage of U.S. adults who have given financial assistance to friends and family, according to a Bankrate.com report: 69
Percentage of those who experienced negative consequences as a result: 44
Ranks of lost money, suffered a damaged relationship, harmed their credit score or got into a physical altercation on the list of negative consequences: 1, 2, 3, 4
Percentage of first-generation homeowners who bought a home because they felt their parents expected it, compared to 20% of non-first-generation homeowners, according to a Bank of America survey of U.S. adults who currently own a home or plan to in the future: 43
Percentage who said they received financial assistance from their parents to buy a home: 37
Source: Bank of America.
In 2021, average amount American homeowners spent on home improvement, maintenance and emergency repairs, a nearly 20% jump from 2020, according to an Angi report: $15,680
Percentage rise in home emergency spending (to $2,231 across 2.2 projects) per household: 42
Percentage rise in home improvement spending (to $10,341 across 3.7 projects) per household: 25
Percentage of U.S. adults who are likely to look for a new job within the next year, according to the American Staffing Association survey: 41
Percentage who are likely to change careers: 35
Of these, percentage who say pay rate/salary would be among the most important factors if they were looking for a change: 63
Percentage who also cite flexible work hours: 37
Source: American Staffing Association.
Number of gallons more that gasoline "superusers" burn than the average driver, according to Coltura research: 1,000
On average, number of miles superusers travel per year -- more than three times the 8,698 miles per year traveled by the other surveyed drivers: 30,348
Average percentage of their income superusers spend on gasoline -- more than twice that of average drivers: 8
Approximate percentage increase in interest in telemedicine options between 2017 and 2021, according to a survey of privately insured adults conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald Research: 100
Percentage who stated they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of telemedicine: 75
"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?" -- Jean Cocteau, author and painter (1889-1963)