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

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Today's correlation

In general, 51 percent of people prefer multicolored Christmas lights to monochrome lights. But among those who say they're clueless about fashion, 67 percent prefer multicolored Christmas lights.

Based on a survey of 374 people who say they're clueless about fashion and 596 people total.

Yesterday's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people draw the hat separately when they write the number 5. But among those who can ice or roller skate backwards, 69 percent draw the hat separately when they write the number 5.

Based on a survey of 97 people who can ice or roller skate backwards and 372 people total.

Thursday's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people say they tend to second-guess to their decisions. But among those who say that if they had a twin, they would be the evil twin, only 34 percent tend to second-guess to their decisions.

Based on a survey of 109 people who say that if they had a twin, they would be the evil twin and 319 people total.

Wednesday's correlation

In general, 55 percent of people say they stay in the movie theater until the credits end. But among those who find the sound of windshield wipers to be soothing, 75 percent stay in the movie theater until the credits end.

Based on a survey of 131 people who find the sound of windshield wipers to be soothing and 352 people total.

Tuesday's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people are more willing to buy off-brand clothing than off-brand food. But among those who say they'd feel comfortable telling a filthy joke to a member of their immediate family, 69 percent are more willing to buy off-brand clothing than off-brand food.

Based on a survey of 147 people who'd feel comfortable telling a filthy joke to a member of their immediate family and 359 people total.

Monday's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people think a woman should take her husband's last name. But among those who'd rather have high income tax and low sales tax than vice versa, only 28 percent think a woman should take her husband's last name.

Based on a survey of 208 people who'd rather have high income tax and low sales tax than vice versa and 434 people total.

Sunday's correlation

In general, 62 percent of people say they like olives. But among those who have been told they resemble a celebrity, only 39 percent like olives.

Based on a survey of 156 people who say that they've been told they resemble a celebrity and 439 people total.

August 20's correlation

In general, 29 percent of people say they were thumb-suckers as kids. But among those who are more likely to order food for delivery than pick-up, 48 percent were thumb-suckers.

Based on a survey of 227 people who are more likely to order food for delivery than pick-up and 479 people total.

August 19's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people would want to know the date on which they will die, if they had the opportunity to find out. But among those who say that pizza without crust is just fine, 58 percent would want to know.

Based on a survey of 163 people who say that pizza without crust is just fine and 448 people total.

August 18's correlation

In general, 74 percent of people have a positive opinion about traffic circles. But among those who'd rather take a biology course than a physics course, only 57 percent have a positive opinion about traffic circles.

Based on a survey of 196 people who'd rather take a biology course than a physics course and 485 people total.

August 17's correlation

In general, 33 percent of people have kissed under the mistletoe. But among those who think they use fewer verbal fillers than the average person, 52 percent have kissed under the mistletoe.

Based on a survey of 204 people who think they use fewer verbal fillers than the average person and 474 people total.

August 16's correlation

In general, 52 percent of people say they are open to being a foster parent. But among those who sometimes dog-ear pages of a book, 69 percent say they are open to being a foster parent.

Based on a survey of 177 people who sometimes dog-ear pages of a book and 467 people total.

August 15's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people say they are very physically affectionate. But among those who have tried a fad diet in the past three years, 77 percent say they are very physically affectionate.

Based on a survey of 85 people who have tried a fad diet in the past three years and 464 people total.

August 14's correlation

In general, 31 percent of people say they drive a compact or subcompact car. But among those who pronounce the A in Burger King's Croissan'wich like the A in croissant, rather than the A in sandwich, 52 percent say they drive a compact or subcompact car.

Based on a survey of 195 people who pronounce the A in Burger King's Croissan'wich like the A in croissant and 444 people total.

August 13's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people pull off the stem before they eat an apple. But among those who say the sound of their sneezes is more distinctive than the sound of their laughter, 59 percent pull off the stem before they eat an apple.

Based on a survey of 144 people who say the sound of their sneezes is more distinctive than the sound of their laughter and 437 people total.

August 12's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people say they have foul-mouthed families. But among those who prefer that a big family meal be at lunchtime rather than dinnertime, only 12 percent have foul-mouthed families.

Based on a survey of 169 people who prefer that a big family meal be at lunchtime rather than dinnertime and 406 people total.

August 11's correlation

In general, 19 percent of people think Ikea is lame. But among those who think Mickey and Minnie are married, 39 percent think Ikea is lame.

Based on a survey of 138 people who think Mickey and Minnie are married and 396 people total.

August 10's correlation

In general, 61 percent of people believe in objective morality. But among those who are more willing to buy off-brand food than off-brand clothing, 77 percent believe in objective morality.

Based on a survey of 658 people who are more willing to buy off-brand food than off-brand clothing and 1,248 people total.

August 9's correlation

In general, 68 percent of people like rare or medium-rare steak. But among those who say that they are not interested in seeing the next Star Wars movie, only 46 percent like rare or medium-rare steak.

Based on a survey of 212 people who say that they are not interested in seeing the next Star Wars movie and 582 people total.

August 8's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people say they are more likely to wear a V-neck than a rounded-neck sweater. But among those who don't consider themselves to be nurturing, only 20 percent are more likely to wear a V-neck.

Based on a survey of 178 people who don't consider themselves to be nurturing and 466 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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