Sunday, November 21, 2010

More Interesting Numbers!

I enjoy interesting numbers and facts.  I found some more interesting numbers in my November 1, 2010 issue of Brandweek.

Broad "Gadget Ownership"
% of adults saying they own a:
Cellphone                 85%
Desktop Computer   59%
Laptop Computer     52%
MP3 Player              47%
Game Console          42%

  • 4,100 average monthly text messages sent and received by girls 13-17 years-old in the United States.
  • 79 million U.S. online visitors to education-category web sites in September 2010 +6% versus August.
  • Nearly 6% of packaged food products launched this year carry a "whole grain" claim, more than double the figure for 2005.
  • Twelve percent of the U.S. population last year was foreign-born.  Eleven percent was U.S.-born but with at least one parent born abroad. (Census Bureau).
  • % Who agree/disagree that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can achieve a middle-class life in America today. 
    • 53% Somewhat Agree
    • 28% Strongly Agree
    • 16% Somewhat Disagree
    • 4% Strongly Disagree
    • Among those who aren't living it now, 44 percent think they will someday.d
  • Sixty-three percent think the bailout of the financial/banking sector was "bad for the country"; 26 percent think it was "good for the country."  (Newsweek)
What interesting facts have you come across?

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