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Americans Say Where They'll Be, What They'll Do On New Year's Day

Only one-third of Americans will be making a resolution for the New Year, but those who make one are sure they’ll keep it through 2011.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 33% of Adults will make a New Year’s resolution, down from 39% last year.

But although fewer adults are making resolutions, more are confident that they will keep them. Ninety-six percent (96%) say it is at least somewhat likely that they will keep their resolution, up from last year. This includes 42% who say it is Very Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Regardless of whether they make a resolution or not, most adults (55%) say they will gather with family and friends on New Year’s Day, while 33% will not. Twelve percent (12%) still don't know.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 28-29, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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