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The survey says: resolutions

We ask TaskSpotting users about new year resolutions.
Did you make a resolution for 2017.  Stephanie Keith /Reuters
Did you make a resolution for 2017. Stephanie Keith /Reuters

By the time you read this, you may have already abandoned one or all of your New Year’s resolutions. Typical resolutions include vows to get fitter, lose weight, quit smoking, focus on particular career goals or spend more time doing the things we enjoy.

We may not make them to break them, but anecdotal evidence suggests that people struggle to get through the year – or even the month of January – before that heartfelt pledge is just a vague memory.

With this in mind, we asked users of the TaskSpotting app a series of questions about resolutions.

TaskSpotting describes itself as the region’s only advocate marketing platform and pitches our questions to its app community who typically engage with brands to create content, spread awareness and share feedback.

From the 4,756 respondents to our survey, 70 per cent said they had thought about making a resolution. Fifty-five per cent of respondents said they thought resolutions worked. Just under half of those surveyed said they had kept to a resolution, and 38 per cent said they had stuck with it for an entire year.

The best of luck to everyone whose resolutions remain intact so far.

Updated: January 4, 2017 04:00 AM