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July statistics and surveys from press releases on ResponseSource

We take another dip in to the statistics and infographics available on the ResponseSource Press Release Wire – these are just a few that caught our eye from July.

Infographic on suncream costs in different resorts
Extract from Holiday Hypermarket’s suncream costs infographic

Travel and holiday statistics

According to Celebrity Cruises, Buckingham Palace is both the most searched-for and most Instagrammed of all European palaces, tagged in over 1 million photos. Read the full story.

TrustedHousesitters say UK people think they spend an average of £691 on their summer holiday, but related costs including accessories, insurance and spending money bump that up to £1,748. Read the full story, with an infographic here.

One unexpected cost is probably sun protection – 25% of UK holiday-makers told Holiday Hypermarket they take no sun lotion on their holiday and 44% take just one bottle per adult. Read the full story, with the infographic here.

Infographic on reasons why SME employees check in to work when they're on holiday
Extract from Process Bliss infographic on SME employees working on holiday

Figures from business and technology

You’ve done the budget and can sleep safe knowing you bought enough sun lotion…but you still can’t switch off when you’re meant to on holiday. You’re not alone, according to Process Bliss. Its survey of SME employees found that more than two-thirds will spend part of their summer break working and one in ten do it to escape spending time with their family. Read the full story and see the infographic.

If you do want to get your flip flops under a desk while you’re supposed to be relaxing, it’s increasingly likely you’ll find a co-working space to do it in. Office Freedom has taken a look at the history of the flexible workspace market and predicts that by 2030 ‘up to 30% of office space occupied by the corporate sector is expected to be flexible workspace’. Read the full story and see a detailed timeline about the co-working phenomenon.

21.3% of male graduates say they don’t find interviews difficult, as opposed to 8.7% of female graduates, says a survey by Graduate Coach. Read the full story.

Paymentsense says that running events are good for cities, with a 21% rise in card sales transactions around the Birmingham 10k run, 13% for Bristol’s 10k run and 9% for the London Marathon. Read the full story.

36% of UK workers who plan to leave their jobs blame their bosses’ lack of leadership skills, according to Jobrapido. Read the full story.

42% of UK consumers would be happy to share some identifiable data with third parties, but want to give explicit consent according to a survey by privacy app myGaru. Read the full story.

Bullguard has found that 4 in 10 public Wi-fi users choose a network by the name; a third will log into personal accounts with passwords, 22% use credit cards, and 31% will do their banking, making valuable data available to hackers running malicious hotspots. Read the full story.

Extract from Office Freedom’s timeline of the co-working phenomenon

Home and health statistics

31% of people moving house have failed to fit some of their furniture through the door of their new home, and 24% have arrived to find the previous owners still there, according to HappyBeds. Read the full story.

A third of the UK population say they wouldn’t know how to replace a lost button, 70% can’t use a sewing machine and 15% will throw away damaged clothes rather than arrange repairs. This survey from sustainable fashion brand Thought goes in to detail about other forgotten DIY skills including baking cakes and putting up shelves. Read the full story.

1.5 million UK households have the right conditions (off-street charging points and a car they only use for short trips) to switch to an electric vehicle today says What Car? Read the full story.

A survey by Soul Analyse found that 20% of adults say using social media can make them anxious or depressed, and 18-24 year-olds suffer even more at 31%. 58% of this group say that social media makes them more likely to notice their flaws. Read the full story.

69% of UK adults feel that change happens faster now than 20 years ago, rising to 75% of those over 55, according to research carried out for High Frequency Change author Tom Cheesewright. Read the full story.

Data can be a great starting point in any story, whether you’re a PR professional, a business or a journalist – around 1 in 5 of the stories distributed on the Press Release Wire contain survey or poll results. For more tips on evaluating data, see our June round-up.

If you’re evaluating research and need an academic, business or other expert comment on a story or the data you’re using, the fast and free Journalist Enquiry Service is ready to help you today.

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