BEDFORD, N.Y.-- It's New Year's Day, and according to a 2012 poll by Marist College, less than half of Americans plan on making New Year’s resolutions. How about you, Bedford?
Sixty percent of all Americans polled told the Poughkeepsie college that they are not likely to make a New Year’s resolution for 2013. Last year, 62 percent said they did not plan to make a resolution.
Fifty-one percent of Americans who are younger than 45 are more likely to promise to change versus 34 percent of older people, according to the poll.
Among the four in 10 Americans who do plan to make resolutions, 17 percent said they would resolve to lose weight, while 10 percent say they would like to be a better person. Thirteen percent hope to stop smoking and nine percent said they want to spend less and save more.
Eight percent said they would exercise more, seven percent said they would like to eat healthier, while six percent told the college they want to improve their health and five percent said they would get a better job.
Weigh in on The Bedford Daily Voice's poll or share your unique New Year's resolutions for 2013 in the comments section below.