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, 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.

Yesterday'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.

Thursday'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.

Wednesday'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.

Tuesday'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.

Monday'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.

Sunday'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.

May 21'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.

May 20'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.

May 19'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.

May 18'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.

May 17'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.

May 16'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.

May 15'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.

May 14's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people say they're sticklers for following the rules. But among those who prefer vanilla cake over chocolate cake, 67 percent say they're sticklers for following the rules.

Based on a survey of 138 people who prefer vanilla cake over chocolate cake and 446 people total.

May 13's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people would rather have a '5' body and a '10' face than a '10' body and a '5' face. But among those who are bad at untying knots, 75 percent would rather have a '5' body and a '10' face.

Based on a survey of 124 people who are not very good at untying knots and 515 people total.

May 12's correlation

In general, 61 percent of people like new-car smell. But among those who say that a day out fishing on a boat sounds enjoyable, 80 percent like new-car smell.

Based on a survey of 187 people who say that a day out fishing on a boat sounds enjoyable and 456 people total.

May 11's correlation

In general, 33 percent of people are fans of singer Bruno Mars. But among those who think they have a more eclectic mix of friends than the average person, 50 percent are fans of singer Bruno Mars.

Based on a survey of 174 people who think they have a more eclectic mix of friends than the average person and 433 people total.

May 10's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people say they make New Year's resolutions. But among those who like fudge, only 14 percent make New Year's resolutions.

Based on a survey of 1,179 people who like fudge and 1,484 people total.

May 9's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people say they tend to stick to their decisions. But among those who would be willing to observe a prison execution, 68 percent say they tend to stick to their decisions.

Based on a survey of 129 people who would be willing to observe a prison execution and 432 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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