Poll: Americans Hope to Shed Pounds in New Year

Among those who do say they'll make a resolution, health and well-being top the list: Fourteen percent say it'll be to lose weight, 13 percent to stop smoking. Others want to improve their health generally, exercise more or eat more healthfully. Five percent want something simpler -- to be a better person. One respondent made it simpler still: He just wants to stop swearing.


This ABC News/AOL poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 9-13, 2005, among a random national sample of 1,010 adults. The results have a three-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation are by ICR-International Communications Research of Media, Pa.

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