The precarious future of the planet affects everyone, and we often hear about the immediate human impact of natural disasters stemming from climate change. But what happens when an entire generation grows up listening to and watching negative news about the environment? How does it affect the health of their psyche?
The 21.3% of consumers who plan to freshen up their driveway with a new car this year may experience sticker shock if they're heading to the dealership for the first time in a few years, according to the car-shopping experts at Edmunds. Thanks to a combination of rising interest rates, longer loan terms and higher average transaction prices, Edmunds experts say, on average, a buyer could pay $6,500 more to purchase a new vehicle than they did five years ago.
Of Americans who received physical education (PE) in school, a vast majority are active as adults and more than one-third are active to at least a "healthy level," according to the Physical Activity Council's (PAC) recently released 2018 Participation Report.
Businesses rely on online forms, but customers often abandon forms instead of completing them. Over 80% of people surveyed by The Manifest say they abandoned at least one online form recently, with nearly a third (29%) citing security concerns and more than a quarter (27%) quitting forms that are too long.
"Unretirement is becoming more common, researchers report. A 2010 analysis by Nicole Maestas, an economist at Harvard Medical School, found that more than a quarter of retirees later resumed working. A more recent survey from RAND Corporation, the nonprofit research firm, published in 2017, found almost 40% of workers over 65 had previously, at some point, retired."
"The value of reading to our kids -- for them and us -- is reinforced by the growing body of research on the topic. Just last week, a meta-analysis of 19 studies published in the journal Pediatrics found that reading aloud was significantly beneficial to children and their parents."
More than half of all digital video consumption occurred on smartphones in 2017, and, per NPD Group, streaming video took up a whopping 83% of total mobile data consumed. This sea change in user consumption patterns represents a huge opportunity for business-to-business brands to score points in the social media feeds of their customers and prospects, Adweek reports.
More than a third of college students don't always have enough to eat and they lack stable housing, according to a survey published recently by researchers at Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.
Despite the overall weakness in the U.S. restaurant industry, foodservice delivery posted sizable gains in both visits and sales over the past five years, reports The NPD Group. The 20 percent increase in delivery sales and 10 percent gain in delivery foodservice visits were supported in large part by the growth of digital ordering, which now represents over half of all delivery visits.
Digital entertainment spending is continuing to win a greater share of consumers' spending, while the share devoted to out-of-home entertainment and the arts declines, according to research from White Hutchinson.
"America’s drunk shopping habit hits $30.43 billion. Are Americans making poor decisions after drinking? Nearly half of American adults (46%) who drink alcohol regularly admit to making a purchase while under the influence — an estimated 68 million people, drawn from Finder.com's study of 2,000 American adults."
As auto shows around the country showcase the latest innovations in the market, it seems consumers are increasingly setting aside their car keys in favor of ride-sharing apps. New research from Mintel reveals that the percentage of those who have used a ride sharing service has grown 30 percent in the last year. Indeed, 30 percent of Americans used a ride sharing service in 2017 compared to 23 percent who used these services in 2016.