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You Tell Us: Do You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions?

Vote in our poll.

With the new year arriving in a few days, many people will consider making resolutions for 2012.

Some of the popular ones include resolving to lose weight, quit smoking, spend less money, volunteer time with a charitable cause and exercise more.

A University of Washington study in 1997 found 47 percent of the 100 million adult Americans who made resolutions gave up on their goals after two months. This figure has grown to 80 percent in the past decade, according to recent research completed at the University of Minnesota.

And so it seems that our good intentions often fall by the wayside.

San Rafael Patch wants to know if you make new year's resolutions. Vote in today's poll and, if you are an individual who makes resolutions, feel free to tell us what they are in the comments section below.

martin perlmutter December 30, 2011 at 03:58 PM
In 2000 resolved to give up drinking alcohol and haven't touched a drop since. It's been very easy for me as I never had a drinking problem. It was a test to see if I could do it.

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