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  • the percentage decline in Greece’s total output (GDP) in 2010. Greece was the only country of all…

  • the percentage of “Sinterklaas-inflation” – or rise in the cost of a basket of popular…

  • percent annual inflation in the eurozone for March 2014, according to Eurostat estimates. It was the lowest…

  • the percentage rate of core inflation in the Eurozone over the year to December 2013, according to a Eurostat…

  • a single person living alone was the most common type of household in the European Union in 2011, comprising…

  • the average number of modern languages secondary school pupils in the 27 European countries studied in…

  • the percentage rise in the Valentine’s inflation index in the Netherlands for 2013. The figure is…

  • the number of years more that men in Europe tend to live in the parental home compared to women

  • the average number of people in a household in the European Union in 2011. Romania and Malta had the largest…

  • the percentage of the European Union population living in a foreign member state in 2011. Luxembourg had…

  • the percentage of “Sinterklaas inflation” – or rise in the price of a basket of popular…

  • the percentage rise in the Valentine’s inflation index in the Netherlands for 2014, compared with…

  • the percentage of people moving to another place or country to improve their financial position, according…

  • projected global growth for 2012, according to the latest International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook.…

  • the average number of credit cards owned by credit card users in the United States in 2011

  • billion is the amount in British pounds that children in the United Kingdom borrow from their parents each…

  • the percentage increase in youth unemployment between 2008-2010 for developed economies and the European…

  • the number of times all the EUR5 banknotes in circulation could circle the earth if placed end to end

  • the percentage of Olympic marketing revenues that come from ticketing. This compares with 47% from broadcast…

  • the percentage of workers in China who say they were engaged in their jobs in 2012, up from 2% in 2009…

  • the percentage drop in the number of cash transactions in the United Kingdom in 2012, falling to 54.4%…

  • the percentage of couples who say they had conflict with their partner over money because one half went…

  • the percentage of Canadians whose financial position improved despite the effects of the 2007 global financial…
  • the percentage who went into debt to pay for Christmas in 2011, according to an ING poll of 9000 people…

  • the percentage who will make a New Year resolution to pay off debt in 2013, according to an ING poll…

  • percent of people in the United Kingdom intend to use their full tax-free saving and investing limit in…

  • the amount in US dollars that women, on average, spend more than men per trip to grocery stores, according…

  • the percentage of people in the USA who are very uncomfortable with their spending and often run out of money…
  • the percentage of people in Europe who do not expect to retire at all, according to the ING International…

  • the percentage of over 18s in the United States who do not own a home and have no plans to buy one in…

  • the number of countries out of a survey of 13 where saving for an emergency fund was the most popular savings…

  • the percentage of Europe’s population estimated to be aged 80 and above in 2060, up from 1.4% in…

  • the percentage of bosses in the United States according to a Pew Research 2014 study who are looking for…

  • the unemployment rate in percent in the eurozone in January 2014, the same rate as a year earlier. For…

  • the percentage of homes in Belgium that have four or more children, according to 2008 figures. This is…

  • the lifespan in months of a EUR5 banknote

  • the percentage of the world’s adults who say they would like to leave their country and move somewhere…

  • the household saving rate in the Eurozone in the first quarter of 2013, up from 12.4% the previous quarter.…

  • the number of years, on average, Europeans spend in education. The figure was almost unchanged in the…

  • the percent by which European Union's “resource productivity” increased between 2000 and…

  • the percentage of under-25s who say that education is their most important savings goal, compared to 5%…

  • the percentage in Europe who use cash as one of the methods to store savings, such as in a piggy bank or a…
  • the percentage of employees in the European Union who were “low-wage earners” in 2010, meaning…

  • the percentage of university graduates in Canada who earn below half the median income, according to OECD…

  • the percentage of Turks who returned to live with friends or family due to financial difficulties. This…

  • the percentage of people surveyed who have debt (excluding a mortgage) but who do not know how much they…

  • percent of mobile bankers in an ING survey say they don’t have enough time to properly manage their…

  • percent of people in the United States who said they have been affected by the shutdown of the federal…

  • the percentage of 18-to-24-year-olds in Europe who say they have received financial education at school.…

  • the percentage of couples who had conflict with their partner over money because the pair could not agree…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States who say they don’t have a good idea of how much they…

  • the percentage planning to spend more on Christmas in 2012 than 2011, according to an ING poll of 9000…

  • the percentage of 35-to-44-year-olds who say children are their most important savings goal. This is double…
  • the number of the 27 European Union member states that resumed economic growth in 2010. Sweden, Slovakia…

  • the percentage fall in price of ice cream in the Netherlands in the 10 years to June 2013, according to…

  • the percentage of Americans who were satisfied with the way things were going in the United States in…

  • the amount in euros of average hourly pay in the European Union in 2011. By country, it ranged from EUR39.3…

  • the average hourly cost of labour in the European Union in 2012 in euros. There were significant differences…

  • the average age a Dutch man leaves their parental home, according to 2008 figures. On average, they start…

  • the percentage of people in the United States who said in November 2012 it was a good time to find a quality…

  • the percentage of Spanish whose financial position weakened because they lost their job or had pay cut in…
  • the median age at which homeowers in the UK bought their first property. This was the youngest median…

  • the median percentage of take home pay spent on mortgage repayments in the USA. This equals the low figures…

  • the percentage of European consumers who agree “you should take on the biggest mortgage you can…

  • the mean travel time to work in minutes in the United States in 2009. Meanwhile, 7.5% commuted more than…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States who would turn first to family and friends for help if facing…

  • the percentage of the world’s adults who were in full-time employment for an employer in 2011, according…

  • the percentage of women in the United States who are satisfied with their finances, according to a 2013…

  • the percentage of people in Europe considering moving to another country to improve their job prospects,…

  • percent of mobile bankers in an ING survey who say they follow “the herd” when making financial…

  • the percentage of people in the USA who owned an e-reader or tablet computer in January 2012, up from…

  • the percentage of women who agreed with the statement Christmas was the one time of year they spend without…

  • percent of mothers of under 18s in the United States who were not working outside the home in 2012, a rise…

  • percent of the global workforce reported being self-employed in 2013. Not always a positive sign of proactive…

  • the percentage of Europe’s population estimated to be aged 65 and above in 2060, up from 9.6% in…

  • the percentage of almost 13,000 people surveyed in Europe who have borrowed from friends and family and…

  • euros is the average amount of pocket money given weekly to children aged 15-plus in Italy our ING survey…

  • the percentage of respondents who say an emergency fund is their top savings goal. Children are the second…

  • the percentage in Europe who say they are not cutting spending at all when asked if they are cutting back.…

  • the number of seconds it took to process a cash transaction, on average, in 2012 in the United Kingdom.…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States who say in a 2013 report that they or their partner make…

  • the percentage in a 2013 Gallup survey in the United States who replied “yes” when asked “did…

  • the median age at which homewoners in Germany bought their first property. This was the oldest median…

  • the percentage of women in Europe who are comfortable with the amount they have saved, fewer than the…

  • the percentage of Dutch who are very comfortable with their spending, compared with 23% in Luxembourg and…
  • the percentage with an overdue bill in a Dutch study who could afford to pay but forgot. The finding highlights…

  • the median age of the population in Ireland in 2011, the youngest of the 27 European Union countries.…

  • percent of people in the United States think that now is a good time to find a quality job, the highest…

  • the percentage of Dutch who worked part-time in 2010, more than double the OECD average. Hungary had the…

  • the percentage of Dutch who were taught financial education by their family or friends, the highest rate…

  • percent of households in the United States headed by an adult aged under 40 currently have some student…

  • the percentage of people in Europe making a New Year resolution for 2014 on financial matters who say…

  • the percentage of Turkish people who were self employed in 2010, the highest figure in the OECD. It compares…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States carried credit card debt from month to month in 2012, a…

  • the percentage of people in the United States who think house prices are expensive. This compares to 71%…

  • the percentage of respondents in Europe who have a non-compulsory pension. The Netherlands had the highest…

  • the median percentage of take home pay spent on rent in Spain, Italy and Turkey. This was the highest…

  • the percentage who will make a New Year resolution to be better with money in 2013, according to an ING…

  • the percentage of over 55s who say that an emergency fund is their most important savings goal, higher…

  • the percentage of shoppers in the United States who admit they have “showroomed” – or…

  • percent of mobile bankers in an ING survey regularly buy on impulse, much higher than the 28% of non mobile…

  • the percentage of Spanish people who trust banks and other financial institutions for help when making…

  • the percentage of men in Europe who say their financial position has improved or not been greatly effected…

  • the percentage of people who think the Olympics is more important than the Euro 2012, according to an…

  • percent surveyed in the Netherlands use mobile banking, making the Dutch the "most developed" mobile banking…

  • the percentage of Australians who carry credit card debt of more than A$5,000 who earn more than A$70,000…

  • the number of average working hours a week in the United Kingdom in 2011. This was the highest out of all…
  • the percentage of homes in Bulgaria in which three generations live, according to 2008 figures. This is…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States who learned about personal finance primarily from their…

  • the percentage of divorcees who say they do not have savings. This is higher than the European average…

  • the median age of the population in Germany in 2011. This was the oldest of the 27 European Union countries,…

  • the percentage of employed Europeans who would give up holiday days if it meant their team would win the…

  • the median percentage of take home pay spent on rent in Canada. This was the highest figure of all countries…
  • the percentage of unemployed in the United Kingdom who rated their “life satisfaction” in the first official…
  • the percentage of entrepreneurs in the United States who said they felt stress on the day before they…

  • the percentage of Europeans aged under 25 who expect house prices to rise in the next year, a much higher…

  • percent of people in the United States say they are spending more today than they were a year ago a 2014…

  • the percentage of people in the United States who have not yet retired but expect to have enough money…

  • the percentage of British parents who would consider putting money aside at least a month in advance to…

  • the percentage of Brits who typically eat their lunch at their desk, according to a survey. They call…

  • the percentage of people in the United States who plan to shop online on “Cyber Monday” in…

  • the estimated median age in Europe in 2060, up from 31.5 in 1960

  • percent of people in the United States work remotely outside of working hours also experience a high level…

  • the percentage of Romanians who say they don’t have any savings, the highest percentage the survey
  • the percentage of “boomerang children” in the United States who paid rent to their parents,…

  • euros is the amount per person that people in Russia and Argentina plan to spend on average on supporters…

  • percent of people in the United States always pay the full amount on their credit card balance according…

  • the percent below the European Union average of consumer prices in Bulgaria in 2011, the least expensive…

  • the percentage of internet users in Turkey who use mobile banking, the largest share of 12 countries in…

  • the percentage of mobile phone owners in the United Kingdom who have never changed their network provider,…

  • percent of people in Spain intend to participate in a pool to guess which team will win the FIFA World…

  • the percentage of employed Brits who say they like most or all of the people they work with. Scots are…

  • the percentage willing to pay more for products that come from socially responsible companies, according…

  • percent of people in the United States think they will have enough money to live comfortably after they…

  • percentage of Europeans not yet retired who are worried about having enough money to do so. These fears…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States who personally or jointly with a spouse have money invested…

  • the percentage of people in our survey who have savings and also have credit card debt. This suggests that…

  • Europe’s estimated old age dependency ratio for 2060, up from 15 in 1960

  • the percentage of Europeans who cut back on leisure and entertainment. This compares to 46% who are cutting…

  • the percentage in Europe who say a better price would be most likely to tempt them to switch brands, according…

  • the percentage of payments in the United Kingdom made in cash in 2012 according to ATM network Link. It…

  • percent of people surveyed would use an alert if their balance fell below a set amount. Only 8% currently…

  • the percentage of Italian men think food is their biggest monthly spending item, compared with 37% in…

  • the percentage of Americans who worry that young people will not be able to buy a property. The average…

  • the percentage of mobile banking users in Europe surveyed who agree they are overdrawn less often because…

  • percent of people surveyed who received pocket money as a child are more likely to regularly add to their…

  • the percentage of French who say their financial position is weakened from inflation, as prices are rising…

  • the percentage of adults in the United States who did not have a budget in 2012, a figure largely unchanged…

  • the percentage of Dutch who think house prices will fall in the next twelve months. The Netherlands, along…
  • percent of internet users in Turkey are mobile bankers, the highest share in our 2014 survey. This makes…

  • the percentage of global gross domestic product tipped to come from OECD non-member countries by 2030…

  • the percentage of women surveyed who have cut spending on clothing and grooming as a result of economic…

  • percent of Dutch holidaymakers spend more than they intended while on vacation, a 2014 online poll by ING’s…

  • the percentage of “millennial women” who say it is easier for men to get top jobs in business…

  • percent of workers in the United States feel completely satisfied with their job security, a Gallup poll…

  • the employment rate in percent for women in the European Union in 2012, compared with 69.6% for men. Figures…

  • the percentage of people in Luxembourg who can readily access more than €1,500 in a week

  • the percentage in Romania who will make a New Year resolution to be better with money in 2013, the highest…

  • percent of middle-aged people in the United States are worried about not having enough money for retirement…

  • the proportion of students learning two or more languages in upper secondary school in the European Union…

  • the percent of women in North America who report switching brands to save money on groceries, according…

  • the percentage of Europeans who feel proud if their national team wins in Euro 2012. It demonstrates that…

  • the percentage of respondents in Europe who have investments or money saved to meet long term goals other…

  • the percentage of European consumers prefer to live in a detached house, according to our 2013 survey.…

  • the percentage of Europeans who keep very careful control of money and check bank statements, credit card…

  • the percentage of sub-Saharan Africans with secondary education living on less than $2 per day. This compares…

  • the percentage of Italians who have had financial help buying a home. This was the highest figure of all…

  • the percentage of respondents in Europe surveyed who use mobile banking and agree with the statement “I…

  • percent of people in the United States say social media have no effect on their purchasing decisions, a…

  • the percentage of French people who think it is not easy to talk about their savings, according to a major…

  • the percentage of under 25s in Europe surveyed who agree with the statement “I prefer to use cash…

  • the percentage of people in the United States who always or usually pay their credit card off in full,…

  • the percentage by which Norway’s food and non-alcoholic drinks prices were higher than the 27 European…

  • the median age at which working age Europeans expect to retire. This compares to the median retirement…

  • the percentage of Slovaks who say they can pay for three months of regular spending if their income fell a…
  • the percentage of mothers in Europe with at least one child living with them who have savings. This is…

  • the percentage of people in Europe surveyed who say they feel more in control of their money because they…

  • the average Thanksgiving week spend in US dollars in 2012, including the “Black Friday” shopping…

  • the percentage of women in Australia who own a smartphone, the highest proportion in the world according…

  • the percentage who think it is acceptable for couples to ask for money instead of wedding presents when…

  • As Chinese celebrations for New Year begin for 2014, YouGov released a poll showing 68% of Chinese people…

  • percent of mobile bankers in an ING survey say they have made the financial decision to “live a low…

  • the percentage of respondents in Poland who own their own home. This is the highest figure in Europe,…

  • the percentage of Europeans who do not disagree with the statement “house prices never fall”

  • the percentage of disposable income in the United States that the “Baby Boomer” generation…

  • the percentage of women worldwide polled by Nielsen who cut spending in the last year, according to a…

  • the percentage of people in Europe surveyed who agree they expect banks to give tips for saving on social…

  • percent of college graduates in the United States say they get a sense of identity from their job, compared…

  • the percentage of beds filled in hotels and similar establishments in the Netherlands in April 2012, the…

  • the percentage the five largest European economies contributed to the total European Union gross domestic…

  • the percentage of people in the United Kingdom who say that working a four day week would make them happier,…

  • the percentage of people in Denmark who say they were “thriving”, the highest of 124 countries…

  • the percentage of Europeans who think it is better from a financial point of view to buy than to rent

  • percent of people surveyed believe that the primary responsibility for financial decisions lies with them.…

  • the percentage of Europeans polled who think it is more difficult to buy a property now than it was 10…

  • the target employment rate for the European Union countries in 2020, as a percentage of the population.…

  • the percentage who think the traditional practice of the bride’s family paying for the wedding should…

  • percent of people’s incomes in the United States went to fixed expenses in the mid-2000s, compared…

  • the percentage of European consumers surveyed who agree “access to good public transport is important to…
  • the percentage of European consumers surveyed who agree “living in the home of my dreams is really…

  • the percentage of Brits who carry between one and five shopping loyalty cards, according to a 2013 survey.…

  • the percentage of British men who pay  £10 or less on a haircut, compared to 23% of British…

  • the well-being index score of doctors in the United States, the highest of all occupations in Gallup research…

  • the percentage by which hotels and restaurants are more expensive in Norway than the Netherlands, according…

  • the average earnings premium in percent of having a university degree for men in Brazil, the Slovak Republic,…

  • the percentage of Scots in favour of hydro power for large scale projects, making it the most popular…

  • percent of people surveyed who had followed a course on budgeting and said that doing so had a positive…

  • the percentage of Turkish people who trust family for help when making a major financial decision, compared…

  • the percentage of Luxembourgers who have long term savings. This was the highest of all 12 countries polled…

  • the percentage of their income that “Millennials” in the United States spend, according to…

  • percent fall in the number of trades on the share market in Chile while the national team was playing in…

  • percent of people in the United States say that during the summer of 2014 they purchased generic or store…

  • percent of people surveyed who give their children pocket money have seen an improvement in their children’s…

  • the percentage of mobile banking users in Europe surveyed who say they check their account more often…

  • the percentage of European consumers who find it easy to pay their mortgage are not paying it back more…

  • percent of small business owners in the United States would still become a small business owner given the…

  • percent of Africans think people where they live can get ahead by working hard, the highest share of all…

  • the percentage of chief financial officers in the United Kingdom who say that it is challenging to find…

  • The percentage of total respondents to the ING International Survey on Financial Competence who think…

  • percent of people in the Netherlands received pocket money as a child but only 67% give pocket money to…

  • the percentage of people in Austria and Luxembourg who think they can get ahead through hard work, the…

  • the percentage of Spanish who thought Spain would win the Euro 2012, polled before the tournament started

  • the percentage of people in France that have made New Year resolutions about money for 2014, the highest…

  • the amount in British pounds saved by the average motorist between April and June due to the fall in fuel…

  • the percentage of people surveyed who regularly add to their savings and also say it is positive for their…

  • the number of dollars, on average, an American with children under 18 spends per day (excluding bills).…

  • the number in millions of people who want to move to the United States, the most popular destination for…

  • the amount in British pounds parents of school children in the United Kingdom will spend on average at…

  • the number of minutes a day of unpaid work by females (OECD average in the 10 years to 2009). Males record…

  • the amount in euros European football fans would be willing to sacrifice on average for their team to…

  • the value in US dollars of the minimum amount of gold in a London 2012 Olympic gold medal, calculated…

  • the total population in millions of the 27 European countries in 2010. Germany had the highest population…

  • is the amount in euros people in Chile would sacrifice, on average, if it could ensure their team wins…

  • the value in dollars of each gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, calculated by Forbes using…

  • million euros is the total market value of Spain’s 23 strong squad for the FIFA World Cup 2014. The…

  • the average number of US dollars people in the United States intend to spend on Christmas gifts in 2012.…

  • the average amount in US dollars that people in the United States intend to spend on Christmas gifts in…

  • the amount in euros the average Dutch person is spending on hobbies a year, according to 2013 research…

  • the median savings balance in British pounds of ordinary Britons in the first quarter of 2012, according…

  • the price of gold per troy ounce in US dollars on 5 September 2011. On that day, it was the highest price…

  • the year in which Germany’s median age is estimated to rise to 50 years, the first country in Europe…

  • the average number of hours worked a year by employed South Koreans in 2010, the highest figure in the…

  • the “medal value” in Grenada, the highest of all London 2012 participants. Medal value is…

  • the number of French students studying abroad in 2008/2009 as part of the Erasmus project, a student exchange…

  • the number of people under 25 emigrating from Ireland in 2009. This was almost double what it was in 2004…

  • the annual earnings in US dollars at which the majority of people in the United States say they can handle…

  • the annual earnings in US dollars at which the majority of people in the United States say they feel “pretty…

  • the number of automatic teller machines in the United Kingdom in 2010, or about one for every 1000 people.…

  • the number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) in the United States. This is the highest of all…

  • the estimated number of French people living in London in the United Kingdom. This makes London the size…

  • the average mid-career salary in US dollars of an electrical engineering graduate, the highest of 32 qualifications…

  • the cost in British pounds of raising a child in the United Kingdom and supporting them through university,…

  • the number of people granted citizenship in 2010 in the EU27 member states. The highest number of citizenships…

  • total value in millions of euro coins and banknotes issued in 2010, a steady rise from EUR647,082m in…

  • fathers do not work outside the home in the United States, according to Pew Research in June 2014. The…

  • Spanish women were classified as the chief earner in the home in the second quarter of 2014, compared to…

  • the number of unemployed 15 to 24 year olds worldwide between 2008 and 2009. During 1997-2007 this figure…

  • the number of additional holiday trips Europeans made in 2011 than in 2010. However, travelers tended…

  • is the number of “underemployed” – or part-time workers who wanted to work more hours…

  • the total number of museum visits to the United Kingdom’s top five most visited museums in 2009.…