New Year’s Resolutions….some of us make them, some of us don’t.  But what are they, how successful are the outcomes and is there a timeframe where a lot of good intentions become hot air?

Check out the statistics as gathered by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in 2014.


Rank Top 10 New Years Resolutions for 2014
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



News Years Resolution Statistics Data
Percent who usually make New Year’s Resolutions 45%
Percent who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions 17%
Percent who absolutlely never make New Year’s Resolutions 38%
Percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution 8%
Percent who have infrequent success 49%
Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year 24%
People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions
Type of Resolutions (Percent above 100% because of multiple resolutions) Data
Self Improvement or education related resolutions 47%
Weight related resolutions 38%
Money related resolutions 34%
Relationship related resolutions 31%
Age Success Rates Data
Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year 39%
Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year 14%
Length of Resolutions Data
Resolution maintained through first week 75%
Past two weeks 71%
Past one month 64%
Past six months 46%


It’s January 6th, how well are yours going?  Comments Welcome!

SOURCE: Statisticbrain/US Statistics



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