Percentage of organizations that implemented larger salary increases this year compared to 2021, with 21% reporting "significantly higher" increases, according to a survey by Pearl Meyer: 70
Ranks of concern about retaining employees and rising inflation (and higher cost living) on the list of factors for the larger increases: 1, 2
Source: Pearl Meyer and Partners.
Percentage of men who somewhat or strongly agree that it is socially acceptable for women to enter a female-led age-gap relationship -- that is, to date someone 10 or more years younger than them, according to a survey conducted for Ruby Life Inc.: 65
Percentage of women who are accepting of male-led age -gap relationships, though that number drops to 56% when the gap is female-led: 70
Source: Ruby Life Inc.
Percentage of working adults who say they would prefer a 10% pay increase over an additional week of paid time off, according to a survey by CareerBuilder: 66
Among employed adults, percentage who selected "a good salary" -- tied with "job security" as the aspects of their current job they most appreciate: 47
Percentage of adults age 21 and older who have ever consumed cannabis who have done so for health and wellness purposes, according to a survey conducted on behalf of Curaleaf Holdings Inc.: 91
Percentage of Americans who say they would prefer holistic solutions over pharmaceuticals to treat a medical issue when possible: 75
Percentage who say they would prefer to use cannabis rather than pharmaceuticals to treat a medical issue: 62
Source: Curaleaf Holdings Inc.
Ranks of feeling frustrated, irritated and stressed on the list complaints from a survey of patients with sleep difficulties, according a survey conducted by The Alliance for Sleep and sponsored by Idorsia: 1, 2, 3
Source: Idorsia Pharmaceuticals U.S. Inc.
Percentage of Americans who plan to grill out more during the next six months, according to poll conducted on behalf of Omaha Steaks: 76
Percentage who enjoy outdoor BBQs with friends and family more than going out to a restaurant: 79
Source: Omaha Steaks.
Percentage of remote workers -- including both fully remote and hybrid workers -- who say their teams' performance has improved during the past two years, according to research from Eagle Hill Consulting: 45
Percentage of in-person workers who say their teams' performance has improved: 34
Percentage of all workers who say their manager trusts them to get their work done -- a sentiment that is fairly consistent for remote, hybrid and in-person employees: 64
Source: Eagle Hill Consulting.
Percentage of people who report that inflation has made them more interested in earning credit card rewards, according to WalletHub: 80
Amount more money that the best rewards cards can yield than the worst rewards cards over the first two years: $1,204
Estimated number of weddings that are expected to happen in 2022, the most since 1984, according to Bankrate.com: 2.5 million
Number of U.S. adults who feel or have felt pressure to spend more time than they're comfortable with to attend a celebratory event in 2022: 39 million
Percentage of adults who believe climate change is already impacting the health of Americans, according to a poll from the American Psychiatric Association: 58
Percentage of adults who are anxious about climate change's impact on future generations: 51
Source: American Psychiatric Association.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead, anthropologist (1901-1978)