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Study shows success rate for Americans who declare New Year’s resolutions

A study ranked the most popular New Year’s resolutions that were made in 2014 and showed how successful Americans were in keeping them.
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A study ranked the most popular New Year’s resolutions that were made in 2014 and showed how successful Americans were in keeping them.

The most common resolution was to lose weight, followed by getting organized, and saving money, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. (See below for the top ten list.

The study showed that less than half of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolution.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans said they “absolutely never” make New Year’s resolutions.

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There seemed to be a trend indicating the younger a person is, the more likely they are to achieve their resolution.

A total of 39 percent of people in their twenties were successful at achieving their resolution. Only 14 percent of people over 50 were successful.

The study also showed that through the first week of the year, 75 percent of people hold on to their resolutions. By the time six months have passed, 46 percent of people were still maintaining their resolutions.

1
Lose Weight
2
Getting Organized
3
Spend Less, Save More
4
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5
Staying Fit and Healthy
6
Learn Something Exciting
7
Quit Smoking
8
Help Others in Their Dreams
9
Fall in Love
10
Spend More Time with Family