American workers may be down, but we're not out. A recent Inspiration Index survey found that U.S. employees continue to be inspired -- on average we give ourselves an inspiration rating of 66 on a 1 to 100 scale. And who inspires us most? Our dear old moms ... and sisters.
The survey was taken by Don Francisco's Coffee, which probably hoped to find that coffee and the caffeine it contains would rank high as a source of inspiration. The survey did indeed find that 40 percent of the people surveyed cited coffee breaks as inspiring moments, but other activities ranked substantially higher.