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, 66 percent of people prefer poetry that rhymes. But among those who would rather dump a bucket of ice water on their head than donate $100 to ALS research, 84 percent prefer poetry that rhymes.

Based on a survey of 148 people who would rather dump a bucket of ice water on their head than donate $100 to ALS research and 455 people total.

Yesterday's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people find driving on back roads more stressful highway driving. But among those who don't like cheesecake, 60 percent find driving on back roads more stressful highway driving.

Based on a survey of 92 people who don't like cheesecake and 465 people total.

Sunday's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people prefer lemonade to iced tea. But among those whose favorite animated movie is a Disney movie, 70 percent prefer lemonade to iced tea.

Based on a survey of 141 people whose favorite animated movie is a Disney movie and 386 people total.

Saturday's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people prefer multicolored Christmas lights to monochrome lights. But among those who regularly put mustard on foods, 70 percent prefer multicolored Christmas lights to monochrome lights.

Based on a survey of 139 people who regularly put mustard on foods and 414 people total.

Friday's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people say they have an above-average libido. But among those who prefer that their feet be outside their covers when they sleep, only 28 percent say they have an above-average libido.

Based on a survey of 238 people who prefer that their feet be outside their covers when they sleep and 419 people total.

Thursday's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people use the phrase "a couple" only when referring to exactly two of something. But among those who use disposable plates/cups more often than non-disposable plates/cups, 77 percent use the phrase "a couple" only when referring to exactly two of something.

Based on a survey of 47 people who use disposable plates/cups more often than non-disposable plates/cups and 467 people total.

Wednesday's correlation

In general, 46 percent of people say their most traumatic experience occurred during adulthood, rather than childhood. But among those who dislike artichokes, 61 percent say their most traumatic experience occurred during adulthood.

Based on a survey of 152 people who dislike artichokes and 474 people total.

August 12's correlation

In general, 69 percent of people like Robin Williams better in his funny roles than in his serious roles. But among those who say that they are happy with their current job, 82 percent like Robin Williams better in his funny roles.

Based on a survey of 269 people who say that they are happy with their current job and 473 people total.

August 11's correlation

In general, 57 percent of people think Friday night is a better night to party than Saturday night. But among those who say grace before meals, 83 percent think Friday night is a better night to party than Saturday night.

Based on a survey of 77 people who say grace before meals and 427 people total.

August 10's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people say they would feel cheated out of birthdays if they were born on Feb. 29. But among those who have food allergies, 47 percent would feel cheated out of birthdays if they were born on Feb. 29.

Based on a survey of 101 people who have food allergies and 440 people total.

August 9's correlation

In general, 45 percent of people are fans of "Arrested Development." But among those who have used Priceline's "Name Your Own Price" feature to book hotels or travel, 75 percent are fans of "Arrested Development."

Based on a survey of 52 people who have used Priceline's "Name Your Own Price" feature to book hotels or travel and 408 people total.

August 8's correlation

In general, 37 percent of people have a favorite brand of laundry detergent. But among those who say they would recognize a picture of scientist Marie Curie, 51 percent have a favorite brand of laundry detergent.

Based on a survey of 223 people who say they would recognize a picture of scientist Marie Curie and 502 people total.

August 7's correlation

In general, 34 percent of people say that every once in a while, they just get a hankering for some long division. But among those who are more likely to say "woman president" than "female president," 54 percent say that every once in a while, they just get a hankering for some long division.

Based on a survey of 117 people who are more likely to say "woman president" than "female president" and 489 people total.

August 6's correlation

In general, 68 percent of people have received CPR training. But among those who have a favorite burger joint, 82 percent have received CPR training.

Based on a survey of 221 people who have a favorite burger joint and 486 people total.

August 5's correlation

In general, 37 percent of people like Bert more than Ernie. But among those who enjoy movies based on comic books less than the comic books they were based on, 60 percent like Bert more than Ernie.

Based on a survey of 116 people who enjoy movies based on comic books less than the comic books they were based on and 401 people total.

August 4's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people would rather attend a small college than a big university. But among those who did not have their own room for most or all of their childhood, 64 percent would rather attend a small college than a big university.

Based on a survey of 121 people who did not have their own room for most or all of their childhood and 458 people total.

August 3's correlation

In general, 33 percent of people would rather have a personal chef than a maid. But among those whose favorite musical artist or band is not still touring, 50 percent would rather have a personal chef than a maid.

Based on a survey of 135 people whose favorite musical artist or band is not still touring and 475 people total.

August 2's correlation

In general, 24 percent of people prefer to dry their hands with air dryers, rather than paper towels, in public restrooms. But among those who aren't good at cracking eggs, 44 percent prefer to dry their hands with air dryers in public restrooms.

Based on a survey of 120 people who aren't good at cracking eggs and 514 people total.

August 1's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people would rather be put in charge of a room full of primary schoolers than a room full of high schoolers. But among those who say they are strongly irritated by other people's fidgeting, 65 percent would rather be put in charge of a room full of primary schoolers than a room full of high schoolers.

Based on a survey of 169 people who are strongly irritated by other people's fidgeting and 513 people total.

July 31's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people are fans of actor Daniel Day-Lewis. But among those who order Chinese takeout regularly, 69 percent are fans of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

Based on a survey of 122 people who order Chinese takeout regularly and 529 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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