The survey says consumers are cautiously optimistic entering the 2010 holiday shopping season. Some 43% think the economy is bouncing back, while 38% think it's staying about the same. Only 18% of those surveyed, however, feel that the economy was declining, showing the majority are feeling optimistic. Regardless, 41% say that the state of the economy has not affected their shopping habits.
Unauthorized immigrants comprise slightly more than 4% of the adult population of the U.S., but because they are relatively young and have high birthrates, their children make up a much larger share of both the newborn population (8%) and the child population (7% of those younger than age 18) in this country.
Of the 82% of adults today who are cell phone users, 43% have software applications or "apps" on their phones. When taken as a portion of the entire U.S. adult population, that equates to 35% who have cell phones with apps.
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