Here is a collection of some of the interesting statistics and facts I’ve found on various topics and industries. This page hosts the latest statistics in all subjects, but you can use the topic pages from the menu to see statistics for a specific topic.
Nearly three out of four (74 percent) people who broke their smartphone in the past year did so by accidentally dropping it on the ground. Other common phone damaging scenarios included phones falling out of the owner’s pocket (49 percent), being dropped in water (39 percent), being knocked off a table or counter (38 percent), being dropped in the toilet (26 percent) or falling out of a bag (22 percent).
A survey of more than 1,000 smartphone owners found that two out of three (66 percent) respondents had broken their device in the past year. Nearly three in 10 (29 percent) cracked their screens, 27 percent reported scratching their screens, 22 percent had battery issues, and touchscreen issues as well as chipped corners were both cited by 16 percent of the survey respondents.
Research funded in part by March of Dimes found that pregnant women in their first and second trimester with the lowest blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids, the kind found in fish oil, were at 10 times greater risk of early preterm birth compared with women who had higher levels.
A survey from Discover found that younger generations were more concerned with fixing their credit issues. More than four in five Millennials (83 percent) reported taking steps to improve their score, compared to 66 percent of Generation X and 34 percent of Baby Boomers. The youngest survey respondents, ages 18 to 21, outpaced all other age groups with 87 percent saying they were actively working to improve their score.
The majority of U.S. consumers, 61 percent, are actively trying to improve their credit score, according to a 2018 survey of more than 2,000 consumers.
Compliance issues within a company may also affect employee retention. According to a 2018 survey, nearly three out of five (59 percent) of the sampled employees who observed a compliance violation were actively looking for a new job, compared with 29 percent who did not witness bad behavior.
A survey of more than 5,000 employees at all job levels found that nearly three out of 10 (29 percent) employees had observed at least one compliance violation at work in 2016 or 2017.
Over 80 percent of consumers have had at least one encounter with a technical glitch (such as failed payment processing or non-functional Wi-Fi) as they shopped or dined; nearly 60 percent of consumers have encountered these technical glitches multiple times.
According to a Boomtown report, consumers who frequent large chain establishments over smaller businesses name technology as one of the key aspects of their in-store experience, highlighting a range of digital payment options (critical to 57 percent of consumers), online ordering & local pick up capabilities (important to 50 percent), self check-out options (important to 49 percent), and other digital offerings like in-store Wi-Fi and real-time order information.
Among the participants in 2018 survey, negative experiences due to malfunctioning technology resulted in a decline in brand confidence and less frequent visits to the business for more than a quarter of consumers (28 percent).