NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: ODDS OF MAKING THEM AND KEEPING THEM

THE ODDS AN ADULT WILL MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION ARE 1 in 2.56

The odds are the same that:

  1. A high school honor student will not cheat on a test in a year
  2. A non-citizen has employment-based health insurance
  3. A woman uses swear words in conversation at least a few times a week
  4. An adult has ever eaten cold pizza for breakfast
  5. An ever-married or cohabiting adult who cheated during the relationship did so with someone he or she just met

THE ODDS AN ADULT WHO MAKES A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WILL NOT KEEP IT FOR MORE THAN ONE WEEK ARE 1 in 8.33

The odds are the same that:

  1. A person believes they cannot catch H1N1 from close contact with someone who has it
  2. A married female 15-44 will have her marriage end within 3 years
  3. A child 5-8 will wet the bed 6 or more times in a year
  4. A 12th grade student is obese
  5. A man enjoys sex “somewhat”

THE ODDS AN ADULT WHO MAKES A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WILL NOT KEEP IT FOR MORE THAN ONE MONTH ARE 1 in 2.7

The odds are the same that:

  1. A pet owner believes it is somewhat likely they would risk their life for their pet
  2. A person 20 or older has cardiovascular disease
  3. A professional baseball player believes superstitious behavior affects a player’s performance
  4. A man is afraid of public speaking
  5. An ever-married or cohabiting adult who cheated during the relationship did so with a co-worker

THE ODDS AN ADULT WHO MAKES A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WILL NOT KEEP IT ALL YEAR ARE 1 in 1.15

The odds are the same that:

  1. A woman aged 30-34 has ever received oral sex from a man
  2. An adult watches TV within an hour of going to bed
  3. A person will live to at least their 61st birthday
  4. A person who has buttock implant surgery is a woman
  5. An adult with some college education or higher will report always washing his or her hands after using the bathroom

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