(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – A majority of Americans are not planning to make a New Year’s resolution for 2011, according to a recent Marist poll.
Of those polled, 56 percent say they are not likely to set a goal for themselves going into the new year. Forty-four percent say it is possible they will set a resolution.
For those who plan to make a resolution, however, losing weight and quitting smoking are at the top of the list.
Although an equal amount of men and women – 44 percent – say they will make a resolution, the percent does vary by age. Among younger people -- those under 45 -- 58 percent say they plan to make an improvement this year. Only 34 percent of those 45 and older say they will make a resolution.
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