Americans say New Year’s Resolutions will be harder to keep in 2022 | The Numbers Racket

In addition to being harder to keep up with, 36 percent of Americans said that their 2022 resolutions were influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic

By: - January 3, 2022 6:30 am

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Whether it’s improving your health, spending more time with family or paying off a debt, New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to set new goals for yourself and make continued progress.

However, a majority of Americans believe it will be harder to keep those resolutions in 2022 than in previous years. And they aren’t optimistic about meeting their goals, according to a December 2021 study. 

The study, conducted by WalletHub, a personal finance website, found that 59 percent of Americans think New Year’s resolutions will be harder to keep in 2022 than 2021.

In addition to being harder to keep up with, 36 percent of Americans said that their 2022 resolutions were influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Seven in 10 people surveyed admitted that they’ve cheated on previous New Year’s Resolutions. 

To that end, only 42 percent of Americans expect to keep their resolutions for a full year! 

According to WalletHub, the top resolution for 2022 is to “save more,” which is shared by nearly a third of Americans. Additionally, six in 10 Americans plan to learn more about personal finance in 2022. 

The top five types New Year’s resolutions people are likely to make in 2022 is: 

  • Health, 57 percent
  • Financial, 36 percent
  • Relationships, 25 percent
  • Habitual, 22 percent
  • Educational, 19 percent

The five types of resolutions people are least likely to keep are: 

  • Habitual resolutions, 32 percent
  • Health, 30 percent
  • Educational, 29 percent
  • Financial, 22 percent
  • Relationship, 21 percent

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.