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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August 24's correlation

In general, only 55 percent of people like Weird Al Yankovic. But among those who have been attacked by zombies, 75 percent like Weird Al.

Based on a survey of 78 people who report having been attacked by zombies and 560 people in general.

August 23's correlation

In general, 25 percent of people are bothered by the sight of blood. But among people who dislike their nose, 42 percent are bothered by the sight of blood.

Based on a survey of 120 people who dislike their nose and 561 people in general.

August 22's correlation

In general, 24 percent of people filter their tap water. But among those who think music videos are passé, only 15 percent filter their tap water.

Based on a survey of 201 people who think music videos are passé and 464 people in general.

August 21's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people can burp at will. But among those who can't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi, only 30 percent can burp at will.

Based on a survey of 98 people who can't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi and 495 people in general.

August 20's correlation

In general, 43 percent of people think Los Angelenos are cooler than New Yorkers. But among those who consider themselves faster-than-average readers, only 26 percent think Los Angelenos are cooler.

Based on a survey of 392 people who consider themselves faster-than-average readers and 568 people in general.

August 19's correlation

In general, 66 percent of people own iPods or iPads. But among those who prefer to shower in the evening, only 54 percent own iPods or iPads.

Based on a survey of 210 people who prefer to shower in the evening, rather than the morning, and 676 people in general.

August 18's correlation

In general 43 percent of people have older siblings. But among those who prefer Macs to PCs, only 28 percent have older siblings.

Based on a survey of 221 people who prefer Macs to PCs and 628 people in general.

August 17's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people are afraid of heights. But among those who don't believe aliens exist, 53 percent are afraid of heights.

Based on a survey of 183 people who don't believe aliens exist and 560 people in general.

August 16's correlation

In general, 22 percent of people know how to juggle. But among those who think prostitution should be illegal, 34 percent know how to juggle.

Based on a survey of 157 people who think prostitution should be illegal and 587 people in general.

August 15's correlation

Among those who think World War 3 will occur in the next 25 years, 40 percent are not college graduates, compared with 23 percent of people in general.

Based on a survey of 136 people who think World War 3 will occur in the next 25 years and 503 people in general.

August 14's correlation

In general, 25 percent of people prefer to write in cursive. But among those who tend to give heartfelt (rather than funny) greeting cards to family members, 40 percent prefer to write in cursive.

Based on a survey of 102 people who tend to give heartfelt greeting cards to family members and 483 people in general.

August 13's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people have never had any wisdom teeth extracted. But among those who describe themselves as pessimists, 38 percent haven't had wisdom teeth extracted.

Based on a survey of 222 people who haven't had wisdom teeth extracted and 576 people in general.

August 12's correlation

In general, 21 percent of people have attended private school. But among those who aren't interested in skydiving, only 10 percent have attended private school.

Based on a survey of 293 people who don't want to go skydiving and 579 people in general.

August 11's correlation

40 percent of people who prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles rather than triangles have visited a chiropractor, compared with 29 percent of people in general.

Based on a survey of 237 people who prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles rather than triangles and 615 people in general.

August 10's correlation

In general, 31 percent of people say they bruise easily. But among those whose emotions influence their decisions more than logic/reasoning, 48 percent say they bruise easily.

Based on a survey of 118 people whose emotions influence their decisions more than logic/reasoning and 595 people in general.

August 9's correlation

In general, 33 percent of people regularly wear cologne/perfume. But among those who would rather time-travel to the future than the past, only 21 percent regularly wear cologne/perfume.

Based on a survey of 304 people who would rather time-travel to the future than the past and 597 people in general.

August 8's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people dislike licorice. But among people who don't sleep on their side, 66 percent dislike licorice.

Based on a survey of 139 people who don't sleep on their side and 527 people in general.

August 7's correlation

In general, 62 percent of people wear glasses or contacts. But among those who think "The Edge" is a better rock guitarist name than "Slash," 77 percent wear glasses or contacts.

Based on a survey of 134 people who think "The Edge" is a better rock guitarist name than "Slash" and 430 people in general.

August 6's correlation

53 percent of people who dislike Big Business more than Big Government are cat lovers, compared with 39 percent of people in general.

Based on a survey of 219 people who dislike Big Business more than Big Government and 532 people in general.

August 5's correlation

In general, 45 percent of people have ridden on a motorcycle. But among those whose last name begins with a letter from the start of the alphabet, 57 percent have ridden on a motorcycle.

Based on a survey of 298 people whose last names begin with the letters A through K and 593 people in general.

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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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