Percentage of extremely wealthy households ($30 million or more) in the United States -- who hold $39 trillion in wealth, which represents 30% of all the wealth held by everyone in the country, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy: 0.25
Amount that a nationwide tax of 2% on wealth over $30 million could have raised this year, affecting just 1 in 400 households: $415 billion
Percentage of this wealth that is held by white, non-Hispanic households: 92
Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
Percentage of Gen Z members (13- to 25-year-olds) who wish their parents would ask permission before posting pics of them online (only 34% of parents actually do so -- and 39% feel they don't need permission), according to a 1Password and Malwarebytes report: 73
Percentage of parents who post images, videos or personal information about their kids online: 79
Percentage who say it's fine to start posting images of their kids as soon as they're born: 39
Percentage of Gen Z who say they've been stalked or bullied because of something they or their parents posted online: 10
Percentage of retirees who say they spend less than $2,000 each month, according to a survey by the Employee Benefits Research Institute: 49
Percentage who spend between $2,000 and $3,999: 32
Percentage who spend between: $4,000 and 6,999: 16
Percentage who spend more than $7,000 a month: 3
Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Amount that Americans will spend on Halloween costumes for their pets this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation: $710 million
Ranks of a pumpkin, a hot dog, a bat and a bumblebee as the most popular costumes for pet lovers: 1, 2, 3, 4
Percentage of employees who say they are either somewhat or completely uncomfortable telling their direct managers that they want to explore other job options outside of their current role, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting: 20
Percentage who feel there would be negative repercussions if they openly explored other job options: 35
Percentage of younger workers (ages 18 to 34) who are most likely to feel this way: 42
Source: Eagle Hill Consulting.
Percentage of Americans who say inflation hasn't just hurt their pocketbooks, it's now hurting their health, making it harder to pay medical bills, according to a Debt.com poll: 57
Percentage of adults who have had their medical bills sent to collections: 25
Percentage who say they have avoided medical care as a result of what they already owe: 28
Rank of having the person in front of them escalate the situation, getting managers involved in their returns, and having to travel to the store on the list of the most hated parts of in-person returns, according to a survey commissioned by Slickdeals: 1, 2 (tie)
Percentage of people who think returning items online is more difficult: 29
Ranks of paying for shipping, having the item lost or not arrive at its destination, and traveling to the post office on the list of the most hated parts of online returns: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of consumers who have changed their shopping habits so they don't have to deal with the return process at all: 52
Percentage of Americans who plan to celebrate this holiday season and are looking forward to time around the table with family, according to survey commissioned by Omaha Steaks: 71
Despite the impact of inflation on food prices, percentage who agree that for holiday entertaining, quality is more important than low prices when it comes to buying meal ingredients: 77
Percentage who say they would not sacrifice on hosting family and friends during the holidays: 31
Source: Omaha Steaks.
Among educators who use technology as part of their teaching practice, percentage who report that they are more aware of their students' individual needs, according to a survey by Gradient Learning: 61
Number of times as likely that teachers using technology are to report that they spend more one-on-one time with their students: 2
Percentage who said the effective use of technology within learning was important for students' future success: 70
Source: Gradient Learning.
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