Improve Physical Health, Save Money Top New Year’s Resolutions

Improving physical health and saving money top the list of New Year’s resolutions for Americans, according to a YouGov survey released this week.

The survey asked, “Will you make any type of New Year’s resolution or set a goal for 2023?” It found 37% confessing their intention to set goals for 2023. A plurality, 46%, said “no”, followed by 17% who are unsure.

Improving physical health and saving more money topped the list of goals for those who said they had them. Twenty percent identified both as their goal.

Exercising more comes in third place, with 19% choosing this goal. Eighteen percent said their goal was to eat healthier, followed by being happy (17%), losing weight (17%), paying off debt (13%), learning something new (12%), improve their mental health (12%), spend more time with family (12%), improve relationships with friends or family (11%), read more (11% ) and focus on spiritual matters (11%).

According to the survey,Women are slightly more likely than men to say that in 2023 they are deciding to eat healthier (23% vs. 13%), lose weight (21% vs. 12%) or travel (14% vs. 7%) ).

Most are confident that they will be able to meet their goals. Eighty-seven percent said it was at least somewhat likely, but of those, 41% said it was “very” likely they would meet their goals.

The survey was conducted from December 16 to 21, 2022 with 1,000 respondents and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%.


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