SURVEY SAYS: New Year's Resolutions

January 4, 2001 - This week's question had to do with New Year's resolutions, as in - "Did you make any?" While perhaps not quite as "fashionable" as in year's past, roughly 58% of our respondents, made at least one this year, compared with 42% that opted not to - at least not at New Year's. Losing weight and exercising (more) were most commonly cited, with spending more time at home/with family a distant third.

One thoughtful respondent noted, ” I have had one resolution used every year over the last 10 years. Not to have any resolutions because I never honored any resolution. However, since I have honored this resolution, I have failed since it’s a resolution in itself.” (darned if you do, and darned if you don’t, we suppose).

Another noted “My resolutions go in one year and out the other!”

Thanks to everyone who participated in our survey!