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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