Correlated uncovers surprising connections between seemingly unrelated things, and you can help by answering the daily poll. At the end of the day, we'll tally up all the poll responses and compare the results to all of the previous polls. Check back tomorrow to see which answers have the strongest correlation.

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Today's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people prefer Billy Joel to Elton John. But among those who regularly have eye crispies when they wake up, 62 percent prefer Billy Joel to Elton John.

Based on a survey of 210 people who regularly have eye crispies when they wake up and 437 people total.

Yesterday's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people would rather earn more than work less. But among those who like to be 'in the know' about the latest news and gossip, 72 percent would rather earn more than work less.

Based on a survey of 165 people who like to be 'in the know' about the latest news and gossip and 438 people total.

Monday's correlation

In general, 22 percent of people know how to Moonwalk. But among those who don't like new-car smell, 38 percent know how to Moonwalk.

Based on a survey of 151 people who don't like new-car smell and 440 people total.

Sunday's correlation

In general, 56 percent of people typically check their email within the first 10 minutes of waking up. But among those who draw the features, then the head, when making a smiley face, 72 percent typically check their email within the first 10 minutes of waking up.

Based on a survey of 119 people who draw the features, then the head, when making a smiley face and 390 people total.

Saturday's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people would prefer to spend an evening with Michelle Obama, rather than Barack Obama. But among those who tend to notice whether a person is wearing a wedding or engagement ring, 43 percent would prefer to spend an evening with Michelle Obama.

Based on a survey of 192 people who tend to notice whether a person is wearing a wedding or engagement ring and 470 people total.

Friday's correlation

In general, 45 percent of people prefer that their feet be inside their covers when they sleep. But among those who say they don't tend to notice whether a person is left- or right-handed, 59 percent prefer that their feet be inside their covers when they sleep.

Based on a survey of 174 people who say they don't tend to notice whether a person is left- or right-handed and 452 people total.

Thursday's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people say they're cat-lovers. But among those who have dated someone their family has disapproved of, 55 percent are cat-lovers.

Based on a survey of 157 people who have dated someone their family has disapproved of and 436 people total.

September 24's correlation

In general, 35 percent of people have taken a graduate-level admissions test. But among those who would not consider a face transplant if theirs were severely disfigured, 54 percent have taken a graduate-level admissions test.

Based on a survey of 122 people who would not consider a face transplant if theirs were severely disfigured and 423 people total.

September 23's correlation

In general, 59 percent of people say they are good at keeping a straight face when they're pulling someone's leg. But among those who dislike lentil soup, 75 percent say they are good at keeping a straight face when they're pulling someone's leg.

Based on a survey of 154 people who dislike lentil soup and 437 people total.

September 22's correlation

In general, 69 percent of people say they are adept at using chopsticks. But among those who tend to second-guess to their decisions, 84 percent say they are adept at using chopsticks.

Based on a survey of 152 people who tend to second-guess to their decisions and 387 people total.

September 21's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people regularly put mustard on foods. But among those who prefer music that changes their mood rather than music that matches their mood, 63 percent regularly put mustard on foods.

Based on a survey of 81 people who prefer music that changes their mood rather than music that matches their mood and 383 people total.

September 20's correlation

In general, 65 percent of people prefer pistachios in the shell. But among those who dislike candy corn, 79 percent prefer pistachios in the shell.

Based on a survey of 163 people who dislike candy corn and 449 people total.

September 19's correlation

In general, 15 percent of people wear, or have worn, a cell phone holster. But among those who have dated someone whose family disapproved of them, 31 percent wear, or have worn, a cell phone holster.

Based on a survey of 122 people who have dated someone whose family disapproved of them and 437 people total.

September 18's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people are OK with eating cheese from a spray can. But among those who have made a purchase at a Radio Shack in the past five years, 55 percent are OK with eating cheese from a spray can.

Based on a survey of 169 people who have made a purchase at a Radio Shack in the past five years and 440 people total.

September 17's correlation

In general, 33 percent of people chew on their pens/pencils. But among those who don't identify themselves by name in their voicemail greeting, only 14 percent chew on their pens/pencils.

Based on a survey of 137 people who don't identify themselves by name in their voicemail greeting and 430 people total.

September 16's correlation

In general, 32 percent of people are better pantomimers than guessers when playing charades. But among those who say they would attend a clown school if given the opportunity, 56 percent are better pantomimers than guessers when playing charades.

Based on a survey of 80 people who would attend a clown school, given the opportunity and 452 people total.

September 15's correlation

In general, 44 percent of people prefer regular tag over freeze tag. But among those who enjoy gardening, 61 percent prefer regular tag over freeze tag.

Based on a survey of 147 people who enjoy gardening and 418 people total.

September 14's correlation

In general, 73 percent of people stay seated to wipe. But among those who say they're embarrassed about their weaknesses, 89 percent stay seated to wipe.

Based on a survey of 125 people who say they're ashamed about their weaknesses and 369 people total.

September 13's correlation

In general, 35 percent of people say they are terrible liars. But among those who regularly shop at Target, 50 percent say they are terrible liars.

Based on a survey of 151 people who regularly shop at Target and 450 people total.

September 12's correlation

In general, 60 percent of people would rather have ears that stick out than a large nose. But among those who prefer games of chance over games of strategy, 80 percent would rather have ears that stick out than a large nose.

Based on a survey of 84 people who prefer games of chance over games of strategy and 458 people total.

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About Correlated

Are apartment dwellers more likely to read comic books? Do people who square dance have higher-than-average auto accident rates? Are people who drive domestic cars more likely to prefer Coke over Pepsi?

Correlated helps discover surprising correlations between seemingly unrelated things.

By answering each day's survey question, you'll help us make new correlations.

At the end of the day, the results of the survey are compared with the results of all previous surveys, and the two outcomes with the strongest link are highlighted. (Learn more about how this is calculated)

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