Just 21% Of Seniors Say They Will Make New Year’s Resolutions For 2012
Just days away from the start of a New Year, a survey of 479 seniors revealed that just 21 percent plan to make New Year’s resolutions for 2012 while another 26% said they might. When asked if any of New Year’s resolutions they might make will be related to living a healthier lifestyle, a small majority of 53 percent said “yes;” 24 percent said “no;” and 24 percent said “maybe.”
When asked which resolution respondents would make if they could only make one, no single resolution from 14 choices earned an overwhelming response, although 22% of respondents said they would resolve to “get more exercise” and 21% said “lose weight.”
The survey was fielded from December 22-26, 2011 by Extend Health, Inc., which operates the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange.
Questions and detailed results from the survey are as follows:
Do you plan to make New Year’s resolutions for 2012?
If you do make any New Year’s resolutions, will any of them be related to living a healthier lifestyle?
If you could only make one New Year’s resolution for 2012, what would it be?
Get more exercise 21.5%
Lose weight 21.1%
Have plans, hopes and dreams for the future 13.7%
Spend more time with family and friends 11.2%
Practice religious faith 6.2%
Learn something new 5.5%
Volunteer or in some way help others 5.5%
Eat healthier foods 4.1%
Get your affairs in order 4.1%
Pursue a hobby or passion 2.7%
Smoke less or quit altogether 1.8%
Make new friends 1.6%
Consumer less alcohol 0.9%
Get a dog, cat or other companion pet 0.0%
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