Like Winston Churchill, I’m a firm believer in the efficacy of the afternoon nap. Turns out that I’m not that unusual — at least of the Pew Research Center can be believed.
On a typical day, a third of the adults (34%) in the United States take a nap.
Napping thrives among all demographic groups, but it’s more widespread among some than others, according to a Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,488 adults.
More men than women report that they caught a little snooze in the past 24 hours — 38% vs. 31%. This gender gap occurs almost entirely among older adults. More than four-in-ten ( 41%) men ages 50 and older say they napped in the past day, compared with just 28% of women of the same age. Below the age of 50, men and women are about equally likely to say they napped in the past day (35% vs. 34%)…