New Year’s resolution for you?

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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New Year’s resolution for you?

If you are planning to make a 2012 New Year’s resolution, you are outnumbered by Americans who say they will not. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey, 48% of Americans said they will not make any 2012 New Year’s resolution, 33% said they would, while 18% did not have an opinion.

Republicans are most likely to make a resolution for 2012 with 40% saying they will make one, 48% said they will not, 12% had no opinion.Hispanics and Americans 65 and over are least likely to make a resolution. Among Hispanics, 18% said they will make a New Year’s resolution, 39% said they will not, 43% did not have an opinion. Americans 65 and over weighed in with 22% saying they will make a 2012 resolution, 59% said they will not, 20% offered no opinion.

By a small margin women are more likely to make a New Year’s resolution than men. Among women, 35% said they will make a 2012 resolution, 46% said they will not, 19% did not have an opinion. Men countered with 31% saying they will make a New Year’s resolution, 51% said they will not, 18% of men had no opinion.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,098 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 13, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

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The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position Crosstabs-New Year’s resolutions

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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