According to a recent poll, Americans making a New Year’s resolution will be less concerned with having nice figure and more concerned with having a nice disposition in 2017.
The poll, conducted by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, found “being a better person” topped the list with 16 percent, easily knocking “weight loss” out of the number one spot. “Weight loss” came in second with 10 percent.
Last year’s top resolutions were “losing weight,” 12 percent; “getting a better job,” 10 percent; “exercising more,” “stopping smoking” and “improving one’s health,” nine percent each; “being a better person” and “eating healthier,” eight percent each; and spending less and saving more,” with seven percent.
Of the 1,005 adults polled, 44 percent said they are very likely or likely to make a resolution for 2017, up from last year’s 39 percent.
Complete methodology and data from the poll can be found here.