Special Report

11 Most Popular New Year's Resolutions

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11. Find a better job
> Pct. of respondents: 4.1%
> U.S. employees actively engaged at work: 32.0%

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10. Find the love of my life
> Pct. of respondents: 4.3%
> Adults (15+) who have never married: 33.7%

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9. Do more good deeds for others
> Pct. of respondents: 5.2%
> Volunteer rate: 24.9%

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8. Learn something new on my own
> Pct. of respondents: 5.3%
> Americans enrolled in school: 25.2%

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