On average across 26 countries, rank of Peru, Colombia and Mexico on the list of countries that have the highest proportion of people saying they have started a business in the past, according to an Ipsos poll: 1, 2, 3� Rank of South Korea, France, Belgium and Japan on the list of countries with the lowest rates of entrepreneurial experience: Bottom 4� Percentage globally (25% in the U.S.) that say that the private sector does a good job fostering entrepreneurialism in their country: 31� Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of employed U.S. adults who expressed concern that their paycheck is not enough to support themselves or their families, according to a survey by the American Staffing Association: 58� Percentage who plan to start a second job to supplement their income: 27� Percentage who plan to ask for a raise from their current employer: 20
Source: American Staffing Association.
Rank of Barack Obama (131.6 million), Justin Bieber (114.3) and Katy Perry (108.9 million) with the most followers on Twitter, according to Statista: 1, 2, 3� Source: Statista.
After George Floyd's murder, percentage of Black Americans who expected policy changes to address racial inequality, according Pew Research: 50� In 2021, percentage of Black Americans who say increased attention to racial inequality has not led to changes that are improving Black people's lives: 65� Source: Pew Research Center.
Percentage of Baby Boomers who say Social Security benefits represent the primary source of their retirement income, according to a survey by Nationwide: 49� Percentage of Baby Boomers who say retirement accounts represent their primary source of income: 14� Percentage who said they have a pension: 22� Source: Nationwide.
Percentage of whole milk drinkers who say they eat what they want regardless of calories, according to a survey by Packaged Facts: 66� Percentage of skim milk drinkers who say nutritional value is the most important factor in foods they purchase: 50
Source: Packaged Facts.
Percentage of Americans who like to hunt for online deals just for fun, according to a survey by Slickdeals: 65� Percentage who brag to friends about a deal they found online: 56� Source: Slickdeals.
Percentage of parents who say they spent more on back-to-school shopping this year compared to last year, according to a WalletHub back-to-school report: 33� Number of states that held sales tax holidays at varying times in July, August and September and offered savings of up to 7% on popular back-to-school items: 18� Source: WalletHub.
Among U.S. parents of children younger than 18, percentage who say it is difficult to afford child care, according to a survey by Morning Consult: 43� Among parents with kids under 18, percentage who said they already have or plan to resort to using credit cards or acquiring other debt to pay for care: 35� Source: Morning Consult.
"It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing." -- Gertrude Stein, novelist, poet and playwright (1874-1946)