For the past few years, it's been a worldwide tradition for surveyors and statistics analysts, to identify the top most common new year's resolutions for most countries including the UK.
As I checked my email for news and interesting facts that I might want to research further, either for myself or, if interesting enough, share to our beloved subscribers and visitors. And on today's post by one of our favorite and trusted resource Statista, a statistics regarding the most common new year's resolution was posted. In recent years, for various countries including Canada, Sweden, United States, and Australia, being healthy and more fit never misses to be on top of the charts. This trend is totally relevant to the fast growth of the $37 billion dollar health foods supplements industry.
As I did research further, that's when it got more interesting. To my surprise, it appeared that several huge blogs and news articles may have communicated it a bit inaccurately. This includes SmoothRadio who even gave it a title of the 10 most common New Year's Resolutions in the UK, and followed even by the EveningStandard who posted it under their London Lifestyle category. Turns out, it was actually a result of a poll survey for the US.
For the interest of many, let's get back at Statista's Chart of the most common new year's resolutions for 2018:
Their resource was a result from a poll survey by YouGov. YouGov is an online community of over 4 million people around the world, continuously sharing their views and opinions. Results from their polls get shared fast over the internet through various portals and followers.
As shown in the Chart above, based on the poll results for The Most Common New Year's Resolutions for 2018 are as follows:
- Eat Healthier at 37%
- Get more exercise also at 37%
- Save money again at 37%
- Focus on self-care at 24%
- Read more at 18%
- Make new friends, 15%
- Learn a new skill, also 15%
- Get a new job, 14%
- Take up a new hobby, 13%
- While 32% has no plans of making any new year's resolutions.
You can check the actual poll results by YouGov by Clicking Here.
And on a different post by Statista, using their own sources via a survey question "United States: What are your 2018 resolutions?" - Losing Weight and being Fit just came second after Saving Money being on top of the chart, see below:
Now regarding what all of us were really looking for, The Top Most Common New Year's Resolutions for 2018 in the UK. Sadly there are currently no poll results or surveys showing a quantifiable list. Though a very popular news in late December 2017 showed that around one in five (21%) adults in the UK are planning to make language learning a goal for 2018. This was the result according to a poll commissioned by the British Council. The news told about nearly two thirds (64%) out of 2000 participants in the United Kingdom said that they have always wanted to speak another language fluently. As reported by the Jersey Evening Post and Belfasttelegraph.co.uk, it appears that most of the 2,000 participants desired to learn and speak the Spanish language.
Spanish being on top of the charts helped cheer me up, instead of being sad of finding no results yet for the top most common new year's resolutions for 2018 in the UK. I mean the Spanish language is a very beautiful language. OmniBeaux after all, is all about being - In all ways, beautiful!