Monday Miscellany

* Seventy-four percent of all digital messages worldwide are sent from a mobile device. In the U.S., however, a majority of messages (56 percent) are still sent by personal computer. (TNS)

* Eighty percent of a poll’s unmarried 18-29-year-olds said they are not ready financially to have a child; 69 percent said raising a kid is a responsibility they are not ready for. (Self)

* Seventy-seven percent of black, 71 percent of Hispanic and 54 percent of non-Hispanic-white respondents agreed with the statement, “Because businesses are too concerned about offending the general population, they fail to take a firm stand on issues that are important to minorities.” (Yankelovich Multicultural Marketing Study 2009)

* Just 3 percent of respondents think the economy has “turned the corner,” while 57 percent believe the “worst is yet to come” and 35 percent that the economy has “stabilized, but not yet begun to improve.” (Ipsos/McClatchy Poll)

* Thirty-three percent agreed they’re “doing more things around the house myself so I don’t have as much time to shop.” (WSL Strategic Retail)

* Among people who maintain four or more social-networking profiles, 92 percent are on Facebook, 89 percent on MySpace, 60 percent on Classmates, 40 percent on Reunion, 33 percent on LinkedIn, 11 percent on Flickr and 10 percent on Twitter. (InsightExpress)

* Twenty-five percent of a survey’s respondents said they buy clothing only when it is on sale, vs. 19 percent a year ago. Sixty-four percent “usually” do their buying when clothes are on sale. (BIGresearch)

* Asked if they’d prefer to live in a “colder weather climate” or a “hotter weather climate,” respondents preferred the latter by 57 percent to 29 percent, with the rest indifferent. San Diego, Tampa and Orlando were the top locales for hot weather’s partisans. (Pew Social & Demographic Trends)