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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June 3's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people prefer creamy salad dressings rather than oily salad dressings. But among those who have never been thrown a surprise party, 60 percent prefer creamy salad dressings.

Based on a survey of 313 people who have never been thrown a surpise party and 537 people total.

June 2's correlation

In general, 59 percent of people are dog lovers. But among those who don't tend to overeat at buffets, only 45 percent are dog lovers.

Based on a survey of 190 people who don't tend to overeat at buffets and 536 people total.

June 1's correlation

In general, 52 percent of people would rather time-travel to the future than the past. But among those who prefer to dry their hands with air dryers rather than paper towels in public restrooms, 73 percent would rather time-travel to the future.

Based on a survey of 141 people who prefer to dry their hands with air dryers in public restrooms and 526 people total.

May 31's correlation

In general, 18 percent of people live alone. But among those for whom Google Chrome is not their preferred browser, 31 percent live alone.

Based on a survey of 254 people who don't prefer Google Chrome as their browser and 542 people total.

May 30's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people are skilled Capri Sun pouch puncturers. But among those who say they are cowards, only 29 percent are skilled Capri Sun pouch puncturers.

Based on a survey of 159 people who are cowards and 484 people total.

May 29's correlation

In general, 46 percent of people think BASE jumpers are better described as dumbasses than badasses. But among those who have donated to a political campaign, 65 percent think BASE jumpers are dumbasses.

Based on a survey of 190 people who have donated to a political campaign and 533 people total.

May 28's correlation

In general, 56 percent of people prefer thin-crust pizza to deep-dish pizza. But among those whose right leg is on the bottom when they sit cross-legged, 71 percent prefer thin-crust pizza.

Based on a survey of 200 people whose right leg is on the bottom when they sit cross-legged and 437 people total.

May 27's correlation

In general, 21 percent of people dislike spicy food. But among those who regularly wear a necklace, 42 percent dislike spicy food.

Based on a survey of 86 people who regularly wear a necklace and 506 people total.

May 26's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people would rather find out they have a long-lost sister than a long-lost brother. But among those who don't have thick hair, 59 percent would rather find out they have a long-lost sister.

Based on a survey of 230 people who don't have thick hair and 508 people total.

May 25's correlation

In general, 73 percent of people prefer multiple choice test questions over essay questions. But among those who like jelly more than jam, 86 percent prefer multiple choice test questions.

Based on a survey of 144 people who prefer jelly to jam and 525 people total.

May 24's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles rather than triangles. But among those who would get their son circumcized, 51 percent prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles.

Based on a survey of 258 people who would get their son circumcized and 514 people total.

May 23's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people would rather earn more than work less. But among those who prefer limp greens in their salad, 74 percent would rather earn more than work less.

Based on a survey of 82 people who prefer limp greens in their salad rather than crisp greens and 644 people total.

May 22's correlation

In general, 46 percent of people are willing to pay more for organic foods. But among those who don't know the difference between a stock and a bond, only 27 percent are willing to pay more for organic foods.

Based on a survey of 128 people who don't know the difference between a stock and a bond and 515 people total.

May 21's correlation

In general, 20 percent of people know how to Moonwalk. But among those who can touch-type on a numerical keypad, 31 percent know how to Moonwalk.

Based on a survey of 319 people who can touch-type on a numerical keypad and 450 people total.

May 20's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people have had a urinary tract infection. But among those who have never cried over the death of someone they've never met, only 14 percent have had a urinary tract infection.

Based on a survey of 230 people who have never cried over the death of someone they've never met and 490 people total.

May 19's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people like carbonated beverages more than non-carbonated beverages. But among those who own leather clothing, 61 percent prefer carbonated beverages.

Based on a survey of 196 people who own leather clothing and 477 people total.

May 18's correlation

In general, 26 percent of people wouldn't want to know the sex of a baby before it's born. But among those who would prefer fame over fortune, 48 percent wouldn't want to know the sex of a baby before it's born.

Based on a survey of 66 people who would prefer fame over fortune and 551 people total.

May 17's correlation

In general, 52 percent of people prefer their peas sans pod. But among those who like cooked carrots more than raw carrots, 66 percent prefer their peas sans pod.

Based on a survey of 188 people who prefer cooked carrots over raw and 589 people total.

May 16's correlation

In general, 58 percent of people fold, rather than wad up, their toilet paper. But among those who are good at making paper airplanes, 70 percent fold their toilet paper.

Based on a survey of 303 people who are good at making paper airplanes and 538 people total.

May 15's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people say they dine out frequently. But among those who prefer Jake Gyllenhaal's movies to Maggie Gyllenhaal's, 67 percent dine out frequently.

Based on a survey of 263 people who prefer Jake Gyllenhaal's movies to Maggie Gyllenhaal's and 566 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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Shaun Gallagher, Correlated founder

 

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