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Research conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Bend Financial, reveals the 3 in 5 Americans feel stuck in their job. (Photo by Hush Naidoo Jade Photography on Unsplash)

Almost one in seven Americans have absolutely no plan for their future financial and health care needs, new research suggests.

recent study of 2,000 employed Americans found that only 26% have a one-to-four-year plan in place.

And even with many believing they’d factored health care costs into their future plans, seven in 10 respondents grossly underestimated the amount of money they think the average retirement-aged couple needs for health expenses.

For long-term financial goals, nearly three in five are using a 401(k)/retirement account and 31% are leveraging a health savings account.

But despite that, nearly three-quarters of Americans admitted…


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Even the best of friends break up over it.

Vaccinated Americans have called it quits with friends who refused to get the COVID-19 shot, according to a new poll.

A survey of 1,000 Americans — conducted by OnePoll on Sept. 2 — examined why people have ended friendships in the last year and a half and found 16% of respondents have axed three pals from their lives since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Of those who ended a friendship, 66% are vaccinated and 17% don’t ever plan to receive the shot.

Fourteen percent of vaccinated respondents said they…


Commissioned by JamesAllen.com and conducted by OnePoll, the study found nearly two in three of those betrothed (64%) said they prefer to wear just their engagement ring after getting married instead of using a separate band to signify their marriage. Photo by Andre Jackson on Unsplash

Put a ring on it: Half of all Americans knew they were going to marry their current partner the instant they met.

A new survey of 2,000 Americans in committed relationships found respondents have been together an average of six years, and it only takes two for them to know they want to be with their partner for the rest of their lives.

Couples listed the motivators for popping the question to their sweethearts — which included having an affectionate partner, growing together over time, showing commitment and learning to be better toward each other.

Sixty-two percent of those…


The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Naturade, found that 59% see the high cost of health and wellness as a major barrier to living a healthy lifestyle. (Photo by Pablo Merchán Montes on Unsplash)

Almost six in 10 Americans agree that being healthy is too expensive, according to new research.

A new survey of 2,005 people found that 59% see the high cost of health and wellness as a major barrier to living a healthy lifestyle.

It’s even more difficult for those who live in cities, with 68% of urban-dwellers saying the cost of staying healthy is too high.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Naturade, also asked respondents what their biggest priorities are when it comes to health and wellness.

“Mental health” topped the list, with 65% saying it’s very…


Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Intimina, the survey showed that nearly a quarter of women who have faced emotional setbacks after childbirth said those hurdles were more challenging to endure than actually giving birth (23%). Photo by Zach Lucero on Unsplash

Giving birth to a child is one of the most rewarding experiences for most women, but many agree that the recovery process is a difficult one.

According to a survey of 2,000 mothers, seven in 10 said recovering from having a child is one of the most difficult emotional challenges they’ve faced in their lives.

The survey looked at some of the challenges of recovering after giving birth and found that a third have experienced postpartum depression.

Most women who were diagnosed with postpartum depression said it was one of the most draining conditions they’ve ever endured (92%).

Additionally…


Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of American Water, the survey found the pandemic caused a tectonic shift in Americans’ water consumption habits. Thirty-six percent of respondents stopped buying bottled water due to supply shortages during the pandemic. Photo by Anastasia Taioglou on Unsplash

What’s an interesting topic you’re passionate about? New research found the debate on tap vs. bottled water is a hot one.

The study polled 2,004 nationally representative Americans to analyze their water drinking habits and found 66% agreed they have strong opinions on their water preference.

Nearly seven in 10 said they trust their tap water is safe to drink, yet nearly one in four said they refuse to drink it. In fact, 54% said they would not drink tap water anywhere outside of their homes.

Despite these strong preferences toward bottled water, 36% said they always end up…


Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Herbalife Nutrition and the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the survey found the average respondent is currently working to break three unhealthy habits. (Photo by Jenny Hill on Unsplash)

Eight in 10 Americans believe their health is a “work in progress,” and many have been taking steps to improve their lifestyle.

According to a new survey of 13,000 people in 24 countries — including 2,000 in the U.S. — this feeling isn’t unique to Americans.

Eighty-two percent of people globally felt the same (compared to 84% of Americans), and 89% of all respondents are currently taking steps to improve their health.

Of those, 81% said the pandemic helped kickstart them into doing so — and these steps are having a clear impact on respondents’ health.

Globally, 56% of respondents…


New research conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of The Honey Baked Ham Company, revealed fall is 32% of Americans favorite season. (Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash)

Why wait to devour a turkey on Thanksgiving? Many Americans believe their favorite fall dishes taste just as good outside the actual season.

A survey of 2,000 general population Americans asked whether seasonal foods, beverages, or activities should be enjoyed during their corresponding season or year-round — and found a person’s personality type could influence their timing preferences.

Half (52%) identify as seasonal lovers, and 54% of those respondents said they have Type A personalities, meaning they’re ambitious, impatient, and proactive. Two in three of them may also feel more FOMO than their peers.

On the other hand, 48%…


New research conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Apple Vacations, reveals packing and planning are the two worst parts of vacationing. (Photo by Aliko Sunawang on Unsplash)

The saying “it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey” can be applied to many things in life, but probably not vacations.

That’s according to a new survey that asked 2,001 Americans about vacations and found that sightseeing (38%) and staying in a hotel or other accommodations (36%) are the biggest reasons why people look forward to them.

Meanwhile, packing (47%) and planning for the trip (37%) ranked as the least enjoyable parts.

Conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Apple Vacations, the survey also dug into vacation nostalgia and found half of all respondents have a fond childhood…


Research conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Chinet, found summer is 40% of Americans favorite season. (Photo by S'well on Unsplash)

Summer, please don’t go.

Many Americans are in denial about summer ending until they feel a chill in the air, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 Americans found that most people don’t want the summer to end, and just one in five consider the Autumn Equinox the end of the season (22%).

Meanwhile, others accept summer is ending, and some shared their favorite ways to close out the season — whether it’s going to the beach, a vacation, or an amusement park.

Other favorite ways to close out the summer include having a barbecue (32%) or a…

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