Percentage of the U.S. population that is foreign born, the highest percentage since 1910, according to U.S. Census Bureau data: 13.7
Percentage of homes in Miami owned by foreign-born residents, the highest proportion of any city in the U.S., according to LendingTree: 26
Amount of money that U.S. adults age 18 and older anticipate they will need to retire comfortably, a 20% rise since 2021, according to Northwestern Mutual: $1.25 million
Average age to which retirement has increased, up from 62.6 in 2021: 64
Source: Northwestern Mutual.
Approximate number of homes that are invaded by rodents each winter, according to a survey conducted for Vault Communications: 21 million
Size of an opening a mouse can squeeze through: equivalent to a dime
Source: Vault Communications.
Percentage of Americans who have been on a traditional diet who say it lasted, according to a survey by Medifast: 28
Percentage who say they're likely to revert to previous eating behaviors after completing or giving up on a diet: 79
Percentage of adults who agree they would be more successful in reaching their health goals if they had more support: 67
Percentage of Americans who report that they generally feel depressed in the winter, according to the American Psychiatric Association: 24
Percentage who say their overall mood declines in the winter: 38
Percentage, however, who say they do look forward to spending time with friends and family during the holidays: 44
Percentage who say enjoying good food improves their mood: 49
Source: American Psychiatric Association.
Amid a recent 14% increase in annual drunk-driving deaths, percentage of American voters who consider drunk driving a serious problem, according to a poll conducted by traffic safety coalition Sober Driving Solutions, in partnership with Change Research: 93
Percentage who support laws requiring drunk drivers to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs): 69
Percentage who responded that they would feel safer if drunk drivers were required to install an IID: 73
Source: Sober Driving Solutions.
Percentage of parents who agree that critical academic skills (e.g., math, reading, writing) are important for their children to learn in the 2022-2023 school year, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of EF Educational Tours: 98
Percentage who agree that the career-ready skills that employers seek as critical for success are best acquired through real-life immersion learning opportunities and/or education-based travel: 90
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of young renters who reported they experienced a rent increase in the past year, with an average increase of 30%, according to a survey from Grubb Properties: 51
Of these renters, percentage who said they had the resources to cover the increase without changing their lifestyle: 7
Ranks of cutting back on extra purchases, looking for a new job or side gig, and looking for a new place to rent or live on the list of actions the remaining 93% plan to take or have taken to defray costs: 1, 2, 3
Source: Grubb Properties.
Percentage of 13- to 17-year-olds who have access to a smartphone, according to Pew Research: 95
Percentage increase in daily social media use reported by eighth-graders from 2009-2017: 69.6
Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Percentage of U.S. consumers who say they are shopping more often now with their mobile phones than just two years ago, according to a survey by Klarna Bank AB: 68
Percentage of U.S. shoppers who use their mobile devices to research products while shopping in physical stores: 68
Source: Klarna Bank AB.
"Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence." -- Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920-2012)