By the Numbers: New Year’s Resolutions

– About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions

each year. Thirty-eight percent never make resolutions.

– Only eight percent of people are always successful in achieving

their resolutions.

– Over 30 percent of resolutions are related to money and 38

percent are related to weight.

– After the first week, 75 percent of resolutions are still being

kept. After six months, that is down to 46 percent.

– The older you get, the harder it is to keep your resolutions.

About 40 percent of people in their twenties achieve their goals

each year, while less than 15 percent of those over 50 do.

Source: Opinion Corporation

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