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POLL: Do You Make New Year's Resolutions?

One survey shows nearly half of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions.

Many Americans make resolutions each year, but only few succeed in meeting those goals. Credit: Morguefile
Many Americans make resolutions each year, but only few succeed in meeting those goals. Credit: Morguefile
By Patch Editor Kristi Reed

Are you among the 45 percent of Americans who start the new year with a vow to lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with family or meet some other personal goal?

According to Statistic Brain, of the 45 percent who usually make resolutions and the 17 percent who infrequently do, only 8 percent are successful in achieving their resolution. On the positive side, those who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to reach their goals than those who do not explicitly make resolutions.

The most popular resolutions? Statistic Brain lists losing weight, getting organized, saving money, enjoying life and staying fit in the top five. Click here to see the rest of their top 10 list.

For those looking for help achieving their New Year's resolutions, USA.gov offers links to resources for managing stress, drinking less, getting a better job and other popular goals.

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Why or why not? What have you resolved to accomplish in 2014? Let us know in the comments or vote in our pollNote: This is not a scientific poll. It is for entertainment purposes only.

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