WalletHub conducted a nationally representative poll of over 330 people in the U.S. to see what types of resolutions folks are making for 2022, especially in terms of personal finance. We also asked about people’s motivations for making resolutions, their expectations of success and much more. This survey took place from November 22 to November 26, 2021. You can find the complete results in the following infographic.
- More than two thirds of Americans plan to spend less on New Year’s this year than last year.
- 81% of Americans think that inflation should be addressed in 2022.
- 36% of Americans say their 2022 resolutions will be influenced by COVID-19.
- Almost 59% of Americans think New Year’s resolutions will be harder to keep in 2022 than 2021.
- 7 in 10 people admit they’ve cheated on a New Year’s resolution before.
This report reflects the results of a nationally representative online survey of over 330 respondents.
After we collected all responses, we normalized the data by age, gender and income so the sample would reflect U.S. demographics.
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|What type of New Year’s resolution are you most likely to make? (select all that apply)|
|Habitual (biting nails, being late, etc.)||22%|
|What type of New Year’s resolution are you least likely to keep? (select all that apply)|
|Habitual (biting nails, being late, etc.)||32%|
|Do you think that 2022 will be worse or better for your wallet than 2021?|
|If you are to make a financial resolution, what would it be?|
|Pay off debt||23%|
|Make more money||22%|
|Improve credit score||5%|
|Did you make a financial resolution last year?|
|How long do you expect to keep your New Year’s resolution?|
|Up to 3 months||18%|
|Up to 6 months||15%|
|Not at all||12%|
|Less than a month||8%|
|Up to 9 months||5%|
|Have you ever cheated on a New Year’s resolution?|
|Will the COVID-19 pandemic influence any of your New Year’s resolutions?|
|Is it important to address inflation in the new year?|
|Will it be easier or harder to keep New Year’s resolutions in 2022 than last year?|
|Do you plan to spend more or less money on New Year’s plans this year compared to last year?|
|Do you plan to learn more about personal finance in 2022?|
|Do you plan to invest more money in 2022 than 2021?|
Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.