Monday Miscellany

* Among a poll’s affluent women, 54 percent say “security” is the word they associate most closely with wealth. Eighty-two percent consider themselves knowledgeable about investing and finances. (Women & Co.)

* In a 2000 survey of college freshmen, 44 percent of women and 53 percent of men said they drink beer. By 2008, says a new report, the figures had fallen to 33 percent of women and 44 percent of men. There was a similar drop in the numbers saying they drink liquor or wine, from 54 percent to 43 percent among women and from 53 percent to 45 percent among men. (Cooperative Institutional Research Program/UCLA Higher Education Research Institute)

* Nineteen percent of 16-20-year-olds and 16 percent of 21-30-year-olds say they watch commercials on their cell phones at least occasionally. (Yankelovich Monitor)

* Sixty-two percent favor and 35 percent oppose new government regulations limiting the size and activities of the country’s largest banks. (CNN/Opinion Research Corp.)