Ranks of paying bills late, relying on family members and friends for money, and being overly opulent and spending money on things that are not needed on the list of Americans' top turn-offs in romantic partners' money habits, according to a survey by Quicken: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of men who say that they expect to pay for the full bill on the first date, compared to only 5% of women: 71
When asked what they would like more of in the first month on the job, percentage of new hires who say they would like the opportunity to connect with people on their team, according to a survey from Eagle Hill Consulting: 75
Percentage who want more information about the core values of the organization: 70
Source: Eagle Hill Consulting.
Percentage of small-business owners who say their business has returned to pre-COVID revenue, according to research by WalletHub: 47
Percentage of small-business owners who think now is a good time for a small business to grow: 70
On average, percentage of adults across 31 countries who said they're concerned about the impacts of climate change in their country, according to a survey by Ipsos: 68
Percentage of Americans who said they're concerned about climate change: 61
Ranks of Japan and Canada on the list of countries where people said they're less likely to eat less meat for climate-change reasons: 1 (tie)
Percentage of respondents in those nations who said they were likely to eat less meat for climate-change reasons: 29
Percentage of respondents in France, Poland and the United States who said they were likely to eat less meat for climate-change reasons: 33
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of the sun's UV rays that can be reflected when there is snow on the ground, according to the Sun Safety Alliance: 85 to 90
Source: Sun Safety Alliance.
Percentage of CEOs who rated their business outlook a "10" (on a scale of 1 to 10) up from 8.9% in February, according to a survey from Marcum LLP and Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business: 16
Percentage who rated their business outlook 8 to 10, up from 36.5% in February: 42
Percentage of CEOs who indicated rising energy costs are impacting their businesses: 77
Of those, percentage who said they are passing along some or all of the higher costs to their customers: 36
Source: Marcum LLP.
Estimates total annual spending by internet-equipped households in the U.S. for home phone, internet, mobile, security and video services, according to International research firm Parks Associates: $340 billion.
Source: Parks Associates.
Percentage of educators who said the pandemic has made them more likely to quit teaching earlier than they originally expected, according to a poll from the National Education Association: 55
Percentage of teachers who said their school does not provide all the resources and materials they need: 83
Percentage who said a lack of support has negatively affected their mental health: 74
Percentage of workers who say that the ability to work from home or have a more flexible schedule is more important to them now than it was before the pandemic, according to Bankrate.com's job seeker survey: 55
Percentage who cited higher pay as being of more importance: 52
Estimated number of payphones in the U.S. as of 2018, with roughly one-fifth of them located in New York, according to a Pew Research report: 100,000
Number of 50-cent calls a day it takes to make a payphone sustainably profitable: 3
Estimated percentage of Americans who own cellphones: 96
Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
Percentage of high schoolers who say that they feel prepared to make financial decisions, according to research by BestColleges: 44
Percentage who say they do not feel prepared to make financial decisions: 23
Percentage of students who say they are or would be comfortable beginning to save money: 77
Percentage who would be comfortable developing a budget: 64
Percentage who would be comfortable managing a credit card to avoid debt: 54
"The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all." -- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, poet and critic (1636-1711)