Monday Miscellany

* Four percent said they already own a 3-D television set, and another 11 percent plan to buy one in the next two years. (Infogroup/ORC)

* On any given day, 15 percent of adults report being sick with allergies. Women are more likely than men (18 percent vs. 11 percent) to do so. (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index)

* Sixty percent rated word of mouth about travel as highly credible; 53 percent said they are likely to pass it along to others. On average, respondents mention 2.4 travel brands per week. (Universal McCann/Keller Fay Group)

* Asked to identify the activities they spend most time on with their kids, mothers of children age two to six were more likely to cite “reading a book together” (53 percent) than “watching TV/movies” (35 percent). (Ipsos Public Affairs for General Mills)

* Median age of first marriage reached 28.2 this year for men and 26.1 for women. In 2000, it was 26.8 for men and 25.1 for women. (Census Bureau)

* Fifty-one percent of teenagers said they would like to start their own business someday. (Junior Achievement)

* Thirty-seven percent of U.S. respondents expect their spending on “cultural events” to rise during the next five years; 12 percent expect it to decline. (The European House-Ambrosetti)

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