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New Years Resolution Stats

RankTop 10 New Years resolutions for 2017Percent
1Lose Weight / Healthier Eating21.4%
2Life / Self Improvements12.3%
3Better Financial Decisions8.5%
4Quit Smoking7.1%
5Do more exciting things6.3%
6Spend More Time with Family / Close Friends6.2%
7Work out more often5.5%
8Learn something new on my own5.3%
9Do more good deeds for others5.2%
10Find the love of my life4.3
11Find a better job4.1%
News Years Resolution StatisticsData
Percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions41 %
Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions17 %
Percent of Americans who absolutely never make New Year’s Resolutions42 %
Percent of people who felt they were successful in achieving their resolution9.2 %
Percent who have infrequent success48.4 %
Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year42.4 %
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 – 1,129 Respondents)Data
Self Improvement or education related resolutions44.3 %
Weight related resolutions32.4 %
Money related resolutions42.1 %
Relationship related resolutions22.8 %
Age Success RatesData
Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year37.8 %
Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year16.3 %
Length of ResolutionsData
Resolutions maintained through first week72.6 %
Past two weeks68.4 %
Past one month58.4 %
Past six months44.8 %