With the end of 2019 and the 2010's quickly approaching, it's good to start thinking about your resolutions for not only 2020, but the 2020's too.

Out of 329 million plus Americans, only 38% percent of them intend on making New Year's resolutions for 2020, according to the Ispos 2020 New Year's Resolution study.

According to benzinga.com, among the 38% who will take on resolutions, 20% will be making more than one resolution for the coming year and 18% will focus on a single resolution.

But what is the most popular New Year's resolution category for 2020? You could probably guess the 2 biggest, which statistically, are basically tied. About half of respondents are focusing on improving their financial situation and also eating healthier foods. This is all according to the Ipsos survey, which allowed for more than one option to be selected.

The survey indicates 30% of Americans want to improve their social life in 2020. This resolution could mean meeting a new romantic partner, or spending time with family and friends.

The following is a table of the most popular New Year's resolutions for 2020 via benzinga.com

New Year’s ResolutionProportion of American Adults Who Responded Yes
Improve Financial Situation?51%
Eat Healthier Foods?51%
Exercise More?50%
Lose Weight?42%
Improve Mental Health?38%
Improve Social Life?30%
Learn a New Skill?22%
Be More “Green” / “Eco-Friendly”?22%

Don't forget, this doesn't have to just be for 2020. These resolutions, whether you pick one or several, can be worked on throughout the new decade also. Keep up the good work this new year and decade!


The data was gathered by surveying adults 18 and older from all 50 states on their plans for self-improvement in 2020.

The survey population was weighted by U.S. Census data to ensure accurate representation, according to Ipsos.

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