This giving season, percentage of people responding to a survey by Omaha Steaks who noted that they have enough material possessions: 80
Percentage who would prefer a quality family meal and have time together around the table than receive a gift for the holidays: 77
Source: Omaha Steaks.
Percentage of Americans who didn't take a summer vacation this year (despite 73% having had travel plans), according to a survey by ValuePenguin: 54
Percentage of those earning less than $35,000 annually who just stayed home: 69
Percentage of those making $100,000 who stayed home: 36
Percentage of Americans who carry a credit card balance, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute: 33
After the latest Federal Reserve interest rate hike, anticipated additional amount that people with credit card debt will spend on interest this year, according to WalletHub: $5.1 billion
Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Ranks of New York City; Seattle; Orlando, Florida; Boston and Atlanta on the list of favored U.S. Thanksgiving travel destinations, according to the Allianz Partners Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranks of Cancun, Mexico; San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; Puerta Vallarta, Mexico; London; and Montego Bay, Jamaica, on the list of favored international Thanksgiving destinations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: Allianz Global Assistance USA.
Percentage of Americans over 65 who will need long-term care, while 1 in 5 households already give care, according to the Moneyweave Adademy: 70
Percentage of unpaid caregivers who are female, spending about 50% more time giving care than males: 66
Number of times more likely that women who give care are to end up in poverty: 3
Number of times more likely they are to depend exclusively on Social Security: 5
Source: Moneyweave Academy Inc.
Percentage of U.S. adults who consider their health to be a top priority in life -- the most common response, even ahead of family and career, according to a survey by Medifast: 70
Percentage of Americans who say they find it hard to prioritize their health, citing both a lack of time and positive influences who inspire healthy choices as primary barriers: 50
Percentage of respondents to an AdamEve.com survey who admitted they enjoyed sex in public places: 46
Ranks of parked car, in the woods, in a park and at the beach on the list of top choices among those who indulged in less-discreet lovemaking venues: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: Adam and Eve.
Ranks of cyberbullying (73% of parents; 66% of Gen Z (ages 13 to 25)), misinformation (65% of parents; 64% of Gen Z) and phishing/scams (62% of parents; 60% of Gen Z) on the list of the top perceived online threats, according to a 1Password and Malwarebytes report: 1, 2, 3
Percentage of Gen Zers who say they've been hurt from online activity, such as personal account hacks, damaged credit scores or stolen identities: 12
Percentage of Americans who say they're less comfortable making a major purchase like a house or a car today than they were six months ago, according to the Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Tracker: 68
Percentage of educators who use technology who said the use of digital tools and resources helps provide opportunities for students to develop self-directed learning skills, according to a survey by Gradient Learning: 70
Percentage who said digital learning creates interactive and participatory learning experiences: 69
Source: Gradient Learning.
"Every increased possession loads us with new weariness." -- John Ruskin, author, art critic and social reformer (1819-1900)