Monday Miscellany

* Seventy-eight percent of workers surveyed said they spend more money on items unrelated to bill-paying on or just after their payday. (WorkPlace Media)

* As of last year, 29.4 million women and 28.4 million men age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or some grander educational attainment. (Census Bureau)

* Among a survey’s 8-14-year-olds, 86 percent believe that an athlete who has used performance-enhancing drugs shouldn’t be allowed into that sport’s hall of fame. (Sports Illustrated Kids)

* Sixty percent of a survey’s respondents think “increased government regulation of major financial companies” is a good idea, with 34 percent feeling “strongly” that way. Thirty-one percent think it’s a bad idea, with the rest unsure. (Pew Research Center for the People and the Press)

* Households headed by a person age 55-plus are forecast to account for nearly 85,000 sales of new single-family houses this year and nearly 900,000 sales of existing single-family houses. (MetLife Mature Market Institute/National Association of Home Builders)

* Average fuel efficiency of vehicles on U.S. roads rose by just over three miles per gallon between 1923 and 2006, from 14 mpg to 17.2 mpg. Nearly all of that gain came between 1973 and 1991. (University of Michigan)

* As of the second half of last year, 20.2 percent of U.S. homes had only wireless phones. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

* Sixty-nine percent agreed that “greedy corporate executives” are a major problem for the country today — nearly matching the number (73 percent) who said the same about “power-hungry politicians.” (Fox News/Opinion Dynamics)

* The 10 percent of respondents who think the economy has “turned the corner” were far outnumbered by the 38 percent who think “the worst is yet to come.” Forty-eight percent think the economy has “stabilized but not yet begun to improve.” (Ipsos Public Affairs)