A recent poll of people in the UK and Ireland has revealed a lot about a topic that is often at the forefront of people’s minds at this time of year – the New Year’s resolution.
While the study reported that only 41% of people do usually make a resolution, with 17% doing it only some years and the majority – 42% – not choosing to set them, of those who do, success rates overall are fairly good. 48% of all respondents who set resolutions met them, and another 5% weren’t sure (possibly because they set more subjective resolutions, like ‘be more positive’).
The study looked at resolution success against a number of factors, and you can click this link to read more about the results, but one interesting revelation was that younger people have better success than older people. 52% of 18-24-year-olds and 54% of the 25-34 age group are successful, compared with 43% of the 45-54 age group and 44% of the over 65s.
This means your age may well affect your staying power!