Monday Miscellany


* Just 25 percent of 18-29-year-olds said they regard pharmacists as a reliable source of health information, vs. 70 percent of adults in general. (Capstrat/Public Policy Polling)

* Most of the sodium in Americans' too-salty diet "comes from processed grains such as pizza and cookies, and meats, including poultry and luncheon meats." Seventy-seven percent of their dietary sodium comes from processed and restaurant foods. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

* Sixty-six percent favor legal limits on "how companies can advertise and market unhealthy foods and beverages to children, similar to what was done for smoking." (Greenberg Quinlan Rosner/American Viewpoint)

* Among 13-54-year-olds who own smart-phones, 70 percent said viewing ads on them is a fair price to pay for getting free applications. (Knowledge Networks)

* Asked to classify their family's income, 39 percent rated it "poor," 57 percent "middle class" and 3 percent "wealthy." (The Economist/YouGov)

* Sixty-two percent donate "to support causes they believe in." (Goodwill/Cone)

* Current retirees reported needing an average of $2,857 per month for their basic expenses. Respondents who aren't yet retired anticipate needing an average of $3,987. (Ipsos Marketing)

* Among working mothers of kids under age 5, 41 percent didn't have time to do the things they needed to do on the day before being polled. Among those without kids under 18, 28 percent said the same. (Gallup)

* Fourteen percent of respondents who dine out declared that they're "never interested in ordering a healthy restaurant meal." (Mintel)

* Sixty-two percent assign "a lot of blame" for the economy's downturn to "the banks and lenders that made risky loans." (AP-GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications)