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New Years Resolution Statistics


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Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2017 Percent
1
Lose Weight / Healthier Eating 21.4%
2
Life / Self Improvements 12.3%
3
Better Financial Decisions 8.5%
4
Quit Smoking 7.1%
5
Do more exciting things 6.3%
6
Spend More Time with Family / Close Friends 6.2%
7
Work out more often 5.5%
8
Learn something new on my own 5.3%
9
Do more good deeds for others 5.2%
10
Find the love of my life 4.3
11
Find a better job 4.1%
Other 13.8%
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News Years Resolution Statistics Data
Percent of Americans who usually make New Year's Resolutions 41 %
Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year's Resolutions 17 %
Percent of Americans who absolutely never make New Year's Resolutions 42 %
Percent of people who felt they were successful in achieving their resolution 9.2 %
Percent who have infrequent success 48.4 %
Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year 42.4 %
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 resolutions 44.3 %
Weight related resolutions 32.4 %
Money related resolutions 42.1 %
Relationship related resolutions 22.8 %
Age Success Rates Data
Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year 37.8 %
Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year 16.3 %
Length of Resolutions Data
Resolutions maintained through first week 72.6 %
Past two weeks 68.4 %
Past one month 58.4 %
Past six months 44.8 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Survey of 1,273 online respondents, 216 phone, and 73 in-person)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: January 1, 2017

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