All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Americans’
As we’re weeks away from this year’s Olympic games, it looks like Sochi will see the least amount of American spectators visiting an Olympic games in the last 20 years. US tour operators blame poor reception on several factors: terrorism fears, lack of hostels and resorts, and the difficulty of obtaining a travel visa to Russia. Now, there’s even been …
As the American political landscape continues to become more polarized, a large majority of Americans continue to be dissatisfied with the state of things in the U.S. A new Gallup poll released today shows that only 23% of U.S. adults say they are satisfied with “the way things are going” in their country. This result, which was found during an …
For those who anticipated seeing some new names top the famous Forbes 400, you’re expectations are definitely about to wane. Straight from the mouth of Forbes, the richest man of 2013 is, none other than, Microsoft Corporation co-founder, Bill Gates. Classified as the richest American for 20 consecutive years, it should come as a surprise to no one that Gates’ …
It’s common knowledge that Americans are getting fatter, but the statistics paint a bleak picture of just how large we are, as well as how disparate different regions of the U.S. are in terms of the size of their people. This week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention released its latest map showing adult obesity rates in …
Memorial Day weekend has passed. Pools are open across the country and the official welcome party for summer is over. If you went to a crowded pool this weekend, or if you plan to the rest of this summer, you might want to think about taking a long shower afterwards. A new study published in the Huffington Post reveals that …
Research from Nielsen’s Three Screen Report show that shows that Americans are watching more television than ever, and web and mobile video are increasing as well. No surprise there.
The average American watches about 153 hours of TV per month at home. This is an increase of 1.2% from last year. 131 million Americans watch video on the web, and on average, they watch about 3 hours of video online each month between home and work.
It’s official. Americans love blogs. According to a new Synovate/Marketing Daily survey out today, 8 out of 10 Americans know what a blog is–and just about half of us have visited a blog.
This new study polled 1000 U.S. adults using Synovate eNation and took place between July 30, 2007 and August 1, 2007. The survey’s results prove that blogging has now officially entered the mainstream.
Around 16 million high-definition televisions (HDTV) will sell in 2007 predicts the Consumer Electronics Association, bringing the total number of HDTVs sold in the U.S. to 52.5 million.
Thirty percent of U.S. households have an HDTV and the number is expected to increase to 36 percent by the end of this year. Among HDTV households, close to a third own more than one high-definition set, illustrating the healthiness of the market.
The anticipation of the launch of Apple’s iPhone has created plenty of buzz. A new survey from Harris Interactive takes a deeper look on what American think about the mother of all mobiles.
They found that the iPhone is not yet a household word but that 47 percent of respondents were aware of the product and 17 percent had an interest in buying it, which they noted was impressive for a product that has not yet been released.
Usually, when I go home for the day, I unplug. Unplugging means not even jacked in wirelessly: cell phone is off; computer (if I can help it) is off; laptop is off. The same goes for the weekend; if you want to get a hold of me, it can wait until Monday. Home is home, work is work, and I’m quite strict about their separation.
Google wants to protect the environment; it also wants its employees to stay happy and healthy. So, to address both issues at once, the search engine company is giving away around 2,000 free bicycles. Ironically, the bikes will not be offered to Google’s American employees, who (statistically speaking) are probably most in need of some exercise.
As the Internet grows to become the default source of information for millions of Americans, 45% of Internet users, or 60 million Americans, say that the World Wide Web played a major role in major decision-making in the past two years, says Pew Internet and American Life Project.
One might think that the top users in Orkut would be Americans. Given that this is a Google sponsored social-networking site, this seems logical. But the truth is that thousands of Brazilians have become loyal devotees of Google’s popular new service.