Monday Miscellany

* In a survey of full-time workers, 23 percent said they eat breakfast at their desk each day. Twelve percent buy their lunch from a vending machine at least once a week. (Harris Interactive for

* Twenty-four percent of respondents feel they need to pare their use of credit cards and other borrowing; 87 percent think “most Americans” need to do so. (Rasmussen Reports)

* If they had to give up all but one of the following for a month — print media, radio, TV, the Internet or their mobile device (aside from phone service) — 57 percent of respondents would keep the Internet. TV was the runner up (at 23 percent), with nothing else scoring in double digits. (Trone Inc.)

* Among full-time workers, women’s median weekly earnings ($649) were 79 percent of men’s ($823). (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

* Sixty-six percent of a poll’s 18-30-year-olds support gay marriage, as do 48 percent of the 30-64-year-olds and 28 percent of those 65 and older. (ABC News/Washington Post)

* In a recession, 62 percent of global respondents are less apt to use household products they’ve never tried before; 59 percent are less likely to try new grocery items. (18-country Ipsos Marketing poll)

* Forty-three percent of grocery shoppers surveyed said they’re substituting frozen and canned fruits/vegetables for fresh ones as a way of saving money. (

* The proportion of 18-29-year-olds “very concerned” about becoming infected with HIV has fallen from 30 percent in 1997 to 17 percent this year. (Kaiser Family Foundation)