We sometimes hear journalists groaning about surveys – yet on the Journalist Enquiry Service we see numerous requests for stats every week. No wonder so many of the releases we distribute on our Press Release Wire contain original research on topics both serious and silly. We’re sharing some of those that caught our eye in February in the hope you’ll find them as interesting as we do.
2) Millennials have it harder than over-55s at work – 71% of UK Millennials said individual workloads had risen in the last year, but only 42% in the oldest age bracket felt this way. The same groups in France and Germany showed less pronounced differences but young French workers are turning to cigarettes to help them cope: 29% of Millennials in France are smoking more this year because of the extra demands at work. SaaS-based work management company Wrike’s research is here: http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/92560/older-workers-are-not-only-wiser-they-think-they-re-more
Cavemen had it tough, but modern life isn’t easy for any of us
7) Hopefully that flexible working will allow some of us to fit in some healthy living, rather than just saying we do – 36% exaggerate how healthy they are on social media, 19% of us slightly airbrush our lifestyles for our GP, and 15% have lied by saying they’re a non-smoker. The research from KP Nuts also includes a list of 20 fitness fibs (if you really want to cut down on chocolate, alcohol or takeaways do drop them off at the ResponseSource office and we’ll help you be more truthful): http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/92684/brits-tell-20-fibs-a-week-about-their-healthy-living-habits-
9) Those caveperson skills might come in handy sooner than you think. Insurance company row.co.uk has interviewed 2000 modern humans and found that 47% of us put nothing aside to protect ourselves and our homes against our biggest emergency concerns. The top three worries are flooding, vermin infestation and utility supply issues. Light a candle and read more at: http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/92601/uk-s-top-home-emergency-fears-revealed