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These are the top New Year's resolutions for 2019

Saving money is a big priority in the U.S.
Posted at 8:41 AM, Dec 19, 2018

Fewer people are resolving to exercise more or lose weight this New Year's Day.

In 2019, about 38 percent plan to make this their No. 1 resolution — down from 41 percent in 2018. More people are going to focus on saving money: 37 percent are making this their resolution, up 6 percent from 2018.

Others will resolve to make new friends (11 percent), get a new job or hobby (12 percent) and find love (7 percent). And a lot more folks are resolving to travel: 24 percent, according to That's more than the 18 percent who put it as a priority at the beginning of last year.

The state that is prioritizing exercise the most? West Virginia, with a whopping 81 percent of those surveyed putting this at the top of their resolutions list. Arkansas is seeking to put more money in the bank with 84 percent of those surveyed saying saving money is their top resolution.

No state had "finding love" as a top New Year's resolution for 2019 , though some had it listed as No. 2, behind saving money (Pennsylvania) and exercise (Rhode Island).