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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April 6's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people say they are easily startled. But among those who say they could not locate Iran on an unlabeled globe, 67 percent say they are easily startled.

Based on a survey of 103 people who say they could not locate Iran on an unlabeled globe and 371 people total.

April 5's correlation

In general, 35 percent of people prefer pistachios already shelled. But among those who say that if they had to tell their darkest secrets to someone, they'd rather it be their best friend than a complete stranger, 49 percent prefer pistachios already shelled.

Based on a survey of 129 people who say that if they had to tell their darkest secrets to someone, they'd rather it be their best friend than a complete stranger, and 338 people total.

April 4's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people say they tend to have boring dreams. But among those whose number of dependents has changed within the past 3 years, 47 percent say they tend to have boring dreams.

Based on a survey of 65 people whose number of dependents has changed within the past 3 years and 355 people total.

April 3's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people consider themselves late bloomers. But among those who say they tend to express negative feelings through actions, rather than words, 69 percent consider themselves late bloomers.

Based on a survey of 119 people who say they tend to express negative feelings through actions, rather than words, and 339 people total.

April 2's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people like techno music. But among those who don't twirl their spaghetti, 69 percent like techno music.

Based on a survey of 80 people who don't twirl their spaghetti and 381 people total.

April 1's correlation

In general, 66 percent of people believe that normative gender roles are just a cultural construct. But among those who say squeaking styrofoam doesn't really irritate them, only 51 percent believe that normative gender roles are just a cultural construct.

Based on a survey of 149 people who say squeaking styrofoam doesn't really irritate them and 386 people total.

March 31's correlation

In general, 24 percent of people have a no-contract cell phone plan. But among those who say that even if they could take a midday nap every day, they would not, 45 percent have a no-contract cell phone plan.

Based on a survey of 126 people who say that even if they could take a midday nap every day, they would not, and 404 people total.

March 30's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people say the person they are in love with is not in love with them. But among those who pronounce the 'man' in 'gunman' so it rhymes with 'can,' 53 percent say the person they are in love with is not in love with them.

Based on a survey of 82 people who pronounce the 'man' in 'gunman' so it rhymes with 'can' and 376 people total.

March 29's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people prefer full-size umbrellas over compact ones. But among those who say they are good pancake flippers, 70 percent prefer full-size umbrellas over compact ones.

Based on a survey of 142 people who say they are good pancake flippers and 340 people total.

March 28's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people say they excel at Microsoft Excel. But among those who dislike toasted subs, 73 percent say they excel at Microsoft Excel.

Based on a survey of 73 people who don't like toasted subs and 331 people total.

March 27's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people don't mind their cookies being a little burnt. But among those who say they struggle with jealousy, 72 percent don't mind their cookies being a little burnt.

Based on a survey of 102 people who say they struggle with jealousy and 350 people total.

March 26's correlation

In general, 68 percent of people like cold turkey. But among those who dislike math, 86 percent like cold turkey.

Based on a survey of 92 people who don't like math and 383 people total.

March 25's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people would rather attend a small college than a big university. But among those who enjoy stage magic, 57 percent would rather attend a small college than a big university.

Based on a survey of 204 people who enjoy stage magic and 372 people total.

March 24's correlation

In general, 44 percent of people have older siblings. But among those who dislike lemon icing on desserts, 61 percent have older siblings.

Based on a survey of 97 people who dislike lemon icing on desserts and 370 people total.

March 23's correlation

In general, 32 percent of people say they drive a compact or subcompact car. But among those who'd rather be able to shred the ukulele than the guitar, 50 percent drive a compact or subcompact car.

Based on a survey of 82 people who would rather be able to shred the ukelele than the guitar and 353 people total.

March 22's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people don't work (or aspire to work) in a male-dominated industry. But among those who have a VCR, 56 percent don't work (or aspire to work) in a male-dominated industry.

Based on a survey of 131 people who have a VCR and 343 people total.

March 21's correlation

In general, 24 percent of people think couples should be legally required to complete premarital counseling before getting married. But among those who say that when they drink, they typically drink to excess, 44 percent think couples should be legally required to complete premarital counseling before getting married.

Based on a survey of 61 people who say that when they drink, they typically drink to excess, and 344 people total.

March 20's correlation

In general, 25 percent of people prefer to dry their hands with an air dryer, rather than paper towels, in a public restroom. But among those who can name all of the members of their country's highest court, 43 percent prefer to dry their hands with an air dryer.

Based on a survey of 63 people who can name all of the members of their country's highest court and 366 people total.

March 19's correlation

In general, 38 percent of people like rum balls. But among those who are someone's godfather or godmother, 60 percent like rum balls.

Based on a survey of 77 people who are someone's godfather or godmother and 377 people total.

March 18's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people have won money on a sports bet. But among those who say they get sinus infections more often than the average person, 47 percent have won money on a sports bet.

Based on a survey of 74 people who say they get sinus infections more often than the average person and 381 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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