New Year's Resolutions: Many Of Us Make Them, Few Of Us Keep Them

The polling aggregation website FiveThirtyEight created by Nate Silver recently took a look at Marist polls of New Year's resolutions.

Marist polls have been tracking the percentage of people saying they will probably make a New Year's resolution since 1995.  As in previous years, about 44 percent of those polled in December 2014 said they were likely to make a resolution for 2015.

The most common resolutions include: working toward better health (losing weight, exercising more, stopping smoking, eating healthier), being a better person, and adopting healthier financial habits.

Polls also show however that few people succeed in keeping their resolutions: each year a majority of those who made resolutions report abandoning them by June.

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Frederique Laubepin

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