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Top New Years Resolutions by the Numbers
Top New Years Resolutions by the Numbers
Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2012
  • Lose Weight
  • Getting Organized
  • Spend Less, Save More
  • Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  • Staying Fit and Healthy
  • Learn Something Exciting
  • Quit Smoking
  • Help Others in Their Dreams
  • Fall in Love
  • Spend More Time with Family

News Years Resolution Statistical Data

  • Percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions 45%
  • Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions 17%
  • Percent of Americans who absolutlely never make New Year’s Resolutions 38%
  • Percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution 8%
  • Percent who have infrequent success 49%
  • Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year 24%
  • People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions
  • Type of Resolutions (Percent above 100% because of multiple resolutions) Data
  • Self Improvement or education related resolutions 47%
  • Weight related resolutions 38%
  • Money related resolutions 34%
  • Relationship related resolutions 31%
  • Age Success Rates Data
  • Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year 39%
  • Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year 14%
  • Length of Resolutions Data
  • Resolution maintained through first week 75%
  • Past two weeks 71%
  • Past one month 64%
  • Past six months


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