Monday Miscellany

* Four percent have used a location-based service like Foursquare or Gowalla; 1 percent did so “yesterday.” (Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project)

* Asked whether they “appreciate the influence that other cultures are having on the American way of life,” 78 percent of black and 77 percent of Hispanic respondents said they do. Fewer non-Hispanic-white respondents (62 percent) said the same. (Yankelovich Monitor)

* In apparel-shopping Internet searches, black is the color term most often used, followed by red, blue, pink, green, yellow and purple. (OTX/Google Insights for Search)

* Thirty-nine percent of 16-21-year-old Facebook users said they’ve decided not to date a person due to something they saw on his or her Facebook profile. Ten percent have been “dumped” via Facebook. (Seventeen/Facebook)

* Thirty-six percent of adults said they drink alcoholic beverages at least once a week; 29 percent never touch the stuff. (Rasmussen Reports)

* On a scale from zero (“very cold, unfavorable”) to 100 (“very warm, favorable”), respondents who voted in the midterm elections gave an average rating of 45 to “big corporations.” Those who didn’t vote gave an average rating of 38. (Democracy Corps/Campaign for America’s Future)