Percentage of millennials (ages 26 to 41) who say their annual family holiday gatherings are drama-free, according to a survey by JustAnswer: 18
Percentage of baby boomers who say their annual family holiday gatherings are drama-free: 39
Percentage of senior citizens who say their annual family holiday gatherings are drama-free: 58
Percentage of adults who say their at-home children believe in Santa Claus, according to a Pew Research Center poll: 19
Percentage of children who plan to "pretend" that St. Nick will visit their house on Christmas Eve: 70
Percentage of parents who said that Santa "visited" their homes with presents as kids years ago: 72
Source: Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends.
Marriage rate among current young adults between the ages of 18 and 32, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 26
Marriage rate among young adults in 1997: 36
Marriage rate among young adults in 1980: 48
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of Americans who expect to travel for Christmas this year, according to a survey by the American Hotel and Lodging Association: 31
Percentage of people traveling over Christmas who plan to stay in a hotel during their trip: 28
Source: American Hotel and Lodging Association.
Percentage of American parents who think Mrs. Claus deserves more credit than she gets throughout the holiday season, according to a survey by Zulily: 68
Percentage who feel Mrs. Claus is the real brains behind the North Pole gift-giving operation: 57
Percentage of American moms who say their role in the family is primarily that of the "giver" when it comes to this magical time of the year: 88
Percentage who say they don't get enough credit for all the work that goes into the holidays: 70
Percentage of business leaders in the technology industry who say they are already seeing signs of a recession in their businesses today, but add that they also see opportunities for their organizations, according to an Ernst and Young LLP poll: 74
Percentage of business leaders who say they plan to activate their growth plans within the next two years or sooner: 50
Percentage who say they are investing in new talent to remain competitive amid the threat of a recession: 90
Source: Ernst and Young LLP.
Percentage of people with trouble sleeping who report that their insomnia is an added relationship stressor, according to data from the Alliance for Sleep: 53
Percentage of people with trouble sleeping who report that their insomnia causes their partner to "pick up the slack" for the household: 41
Percentage who have stated they've slept in separate bed or room from their significant other: 31
Source: The Alliance for Sleep/Idorsia Pharmaceuticals U.S. Inc.
Percentage of American donors with a charitable giving budget who say rising inflation had no impact on their giving or caused them to increase their giving over the past 12 months, according to a survey on behalf of Vanguard Charitable: 60
Percentage who reported increasing their giving: 24
Approximate number of times more that American donors who included charitable giving in their annual budget gave than those who did not budget for giving over the past 12 months ($2,268 vs. $626): 4
Percentage of Americans who donated to charity in past 12 months: 74
Source: Vanguard Charitable.
On average, percentage of internet users across 20 countries who said they trust the internet (down 11 points since a similar survey was conducted in 2019), according to findings of an Ipsos survey released by The New Institute in Hamburg, Germany: 63
In Japan, the singular exception, percentage-point increase in trust: 7
Among respondents, ranks of the protection of user privacy (65%) and the protection of users' personal data (65%) on the list of the most effective policies to improve trust in the internet: 1 (tie)
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Ranks of Amazon, Fandango, Walmart, Sonic and Target on the list of the top gift cards for this year's holiday shopping season, according to a WalletHub survey: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
"Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence." -- Honore de Balzac, novelist (1799-1850)