One-in-three men plan to make a New Year’s resolution, but only 38% admit they are likely to keep them, with 14% who say it's Very Likely. Forty-one percent (41%) of women say they will make a resolution. Over half (52%) think they're likely to honor that resolve, with 17% who believe they are Very Likely to do so.
Married Americans are only slightly more likely than unmarried Americans to make a New Year's resolution - 38% to 36%. But unmarried Americans are a bit more likely to think they'll keep their resolutions.
Those with children at home are more likely to make a New Year's resolution than those without children.
Looking ahead, 19% of Americans think their health will be better a year from now, while 12% expect their health to be worse. Sixty-one percent (61%) feel their health will be about the same.
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of those who think their health will be better are making a New Year's resolution, along with 29% who believe their health will be worse. Sixty-one percent (61%) who expect better health say they are likely to keep their resolutions, compared to 34% who predict their health will be worse.
Friday, January 03, 2014
New Year, New You?
The ball has dropped in Times Square; the Christmas decorations are coming down, and it's time for New Year's resolutions. So what does America think about that time-honored tradition?