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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December 17's correlation

In general, 29 percent of people say they're good singers. But among people who prefer full-size umbrellas to compact ones, 44 percent say they're good singers.

Based on a survey of 304 people who prefer full-size umbrellas over compact ones and 553 people in general.

December 16's correlation

In general, 58 percent of people prefer fiction to nonfiction. But among those whose families moved around a lot during their childhood, 70 percent prefer fiction.

Based on a survey of 278 people whose families moved around a lot during their childhood and 648 people in general.

December 15's correlation

In general, 61 percent of people have taught a class. But among those who prefer the radio/music setting to the buzzer setting on their alarm clock, 76 percent have taught a class.

Based on a survey of 257 people who prefer the radio/music alarm clock setting and 609 people in general.

December 14's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people support capital punishment. But among those who think climate change is not caused by man, 75 percent support capital punishment.

Based on a survey of 129 people who think global climate change is not caused by man and 606 people in general.

December 13's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people have been in a fist fight. But among those who own Internet domain names, 50 percent have been in a fist fight.

Based on a survey of 224 people who own domain names and 606 people in general.

December 12's correlation

In general, 40 percent of people say they were into Nirvana. But among those who regularly drink alcohol, 53 percent were into Nirvana.

Based on a survey of 262 people who regularly drink alcohol and 573 people in general.

December 11's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people say they bruise easily. But among those who like soggy cereal, only 19 percent say they bruise easily.

Based on a survey of 204 people who like soggy cereal and 519 people in general.

December 10's correlation

In general, 61 percent of people don't have a TV in their bedroom. But among those who say they're in better shape now than they were five years ago, 73 percent don't have a TV in their bedroom.

Based on a survey of 264 people who are in better shape now than five years ago and 644 people in general.

December 9's correlation

In general, 69 percent of people believe aliens exist. But among those who oppose embryonic stem cell research, only 36 percent believe aliens exist.

Based on a survey of 104 people who oppose embryonic stem cell research and 600 people in general.

December 8's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people have never smoked marijuana. But among those who are engineers, 65 percent have never smoked marijuana.

Based on a survey of 248 people who are engineers and 710 people in general.

December 7's correlation

In general, 56 percent of people dislike Big Government more than Big Business. But among those who would rather compete on "Wheel of Fortune" than "Jeopardy," only 45 percent dislike Big Government more than Big Business.

Based on a survey of 256 people who'd rather compete on "Wheel of Fortune" than "Jeopardy" and 789 people in general.

December 6's correlation

In general, 29 percent of people prefer poetry that doesn't rhyme. But among those who own raincoats, 40 percent prefer poetry that doesn't rhyme.

Based on a survey of 287 people who own raincoats and 611 people in general.

December 5's correlation

In general, 67 percent of people prefer to shower in the morning. But among those who love "A Christmas Story," 79 percent prefer to shower in the morning.

Based on a survey of 254 people who love "A Christmas Story" and 422 people in general.

December 4's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people think we're too stingy with foreign aid. But among people who say that being Facebook friends with your boss is OK, 64 percent think we're too stingy with foreign aid.

Based on a survey of 125 people who think being Facebook friends with your boss is OK and 504 people in general.

December 3's correlation

In general, 40 percent of people don't frequently text. But among those who prefer to fold, rather than wad up, their toilet paper, 52 percent are infrequent texters.

Based on a survey of 378 people who prefer to fold, rather than wad up, their toilet paper and 572 people in general.

December 2's correlation

In general, 46 percent of people say they swear a lot. But among those whose favorite film is based on a book, only 35 percent swear a lot.

Based on a survey of 188 people whose favorite film is based on a book and 540 people in general.

December 1's correlation

In general, 37 percent of people prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles rather than triangles. But among those who like plain M&Ms over peanut M&Ms, 48 percent prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles.

Based on a survey of 319 people who prefer plain M&Ms over peanut M&Ms and 629 people in general.

November 30's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people support capital punishment. But among those who dislike asparagus, 55 percent support capital punishment.

Based on a survey of 169 people who don't like asparagus and 610 people in general.

November 29's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people prefer soft pillowcases. But among those who describe their temperament as unflappable, 65 percent prefer soft pillowcases.

Based on a survey of 345 people who describe their temperament as unflappable and 571 people in general.

November 28's correlation

In general, 28 percent of people belong to the AAA auto club. But among those who have had hemorrhoids, 42 percent belong to AAA.

Based on a survey of 162 people who have had hemorrhoids and 518 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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