A baker’s dozen of figures from press releases in April
By Vanessa McGreevy
10 May 2017
This month’s haul of statistics from the ResponseSource Press Release Wire included so much research around employment and careers that we regrettably had to leave quite a few out. A few highlights included:
12) Even when we raise our thoughts to higher things, we can’t resist a bit of airbrushing. MSC Cruises UK commissioned research about what we claim to have done, seen or eaten to make ourselves sound more cultured, and found 1 in 5 people claim to have visited somewhere they think will make them sound more interesting. There are 100 examples of the most popular culture claims plus some stats about how much culture we really consume – too many to go in to here but just be wary of anyone going on about kale, The Colour Purple or The Cherry Orchard: http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/92945/brits-tell-fibs-to-appear-more-cultured
13) Finally, if you’re about to confess to one of the above alternative facts, you might want to wait until you actually get to New Zealand (or Skegness). Online travel agentTravel Republic says that 1 in 5 find their friends and family are more likely to open up when they get away, and 13 per cent have waited until a holiday to start a difficult conversation. An incredible 95% are content with the life changes they decide on during a holiday, from starting a family to getting a tattoo: http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/93032/to-propose-to-pen-a-novel-and-to-quit-your
In these posts we’ve been taking a closer look at some of the original research within stories ResponseSource Press Release Wire – but we can’t cover everything and there’s much more to be found on our archive at http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/ – try a search next time you need background or some bullet points for a news story or blog post.
Scratchy (left) and owner Chris Packham: we’re sure both of them have lovely breath, unlike 26% of dogs (image courtesy of Natures Menu)