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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February 5's correlation

In general, 29 percent of people say they have nice handwriting. But among those who have had a urinary tract infection, 46 percent say they have nice handwriting.

Based on a survey of 136 people who have had a urinary tract infection and 502 people in general.

February 4's correlation

In general, 57 percent of people think old people are cute. But among those who would alert a stranger that his zipper was down, 73 percent think old people are cute.

Based on a survey of 115 people who would alert a stranger that his zipper was down and 552 people in general.

February 3's correlation

In general, 70 percent of people are mushroom lovers. But among those who prefer to place takeout orders over the phone, rather than online, 82 percent are mushroom lovers.

Based on a survey of 200 people who prefer to place takeout orders over the phone and 517 people in general.

February 2's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people prefer soft pillowcases. But among those who are members of warehouse clubs such as Costco or BJs, 64 percent prefer soft pillowcases.

Based on a survey of 204 people who are members of warehouse clubs and 615 people in general.

February 1's correlation

In general, 32 percent of people describe themselves as engineers. But among those who have never looked at 'NSFW' stuff at work, only 20 percent describe themselves as engineers.

Based on a survey of 303 people who have never looked at 'NSFW' stuff at work and 598 people in general.

January 31's correlation

In general, 21 percent of people refuse to tip a server if they receive poor service. But among those who live alone, 53 percent refuse to tip a server if they receive poor service.

Based on a survey of 24 people who live alone and 127 people in general.

January 29's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people wad up, rather than fold, their toilet paper. But among those who have not seen all three "Lord of the Ring" movies, 49 percent wad up their toilet paper.

Based on a survey of 119 people who have not seen all three "Lord of the Ring" movies and 461 people in general.

January 28's correlation

In general, 43 percent of people say "two thousand twelve" for 2012 instead of "twenty twelve." But among those who prefer dark toast to light toast, 57 percent say "two thousand twelve" for 2012.

Based on a survey of 105 people who prefer dark toast to light toast and 355 people in general.

January 27's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles. But among those whose favorite Girl Scout cookies are Thin Mints, 50 percent prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles.

Based on a survey of 220 people whose favorite Girl Scout cookies are Thin Mints and 527 people in general.

January 26's correlation

In general, 58 percent of people love "A Christmas Story." But among those who were bedwetters, 79 percent love "A Christmas Story."

Based on a survey of 54 people who wet the bed regularly at the time they entered school and 576 people in general.

January 25's correlation

In general, 72 percent of people like asparagus. But among those who like brussels sprouts, 90 percent like asparagus.

Based on a survey of 311 people who like brussels sprouts and 594 people in general.

January 24's correlation

In general, 25 percent of people say they have high cholesterol. But among those who don't take off their shoes when they enter their home, 36 percent have high cholesterol.

Based on a survey of 224 people who don't take off their shoes when they enter their home and 599 people in general.

January 23's correlation

In general, 35 percent of people say they don't have a best friend. But among those who watch the Superbowl for the game, rather than for the commercials, 51 percent say they don't have a best friend.

Based on a survey of 193 people who watch the Superbowl for the game, rather than for the commercials, and 567 people in general.

January 22's correlation

In general, 45 percent of people are willing to pay more for organic foods. But among those who think redheads are freaks, 69 percent are willing to pay more for organic foods.

Based on a survey of 84 people who think redheads are freaks and 529 people in general.

January 21's correlation

In general, 51 percent of people have smoked marijuana. But among those who don't own any thrift-store clothing, only 38 percent have smoked marijuana.

Based on a survey of 233 people who don't own thrift-store clothing and 537 people in general.

January 20's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people have used the word "obsequious" in conversation. But among those who have square-danced, 52 percent have used "obsequious" in conversation.

Based on a survey of 328 people who have square-danced and 551 people in general.

January 19's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people have business cards. But among those who own an SLR camera, 55 percent have business cards.

Based on a survey of 205 people who own an SLR camera and 539 people in general.

January 18's correlation

In general, 62 percent of people can drive stick-shift. But among those who have never gotten straight As, 78 percent can drive stick-shift.

Based on a survey of 130 people who have never gotten straight As and 551 people in general.

January 17's correlation

In general, 60 percent of people believe in objective morality. But among those who think it's sometimes okay to date your boss, 71 percent believe in objective morality.

Based on a survey of 256 people who think it's sometimes okay to date your boss and 559 people in general.

January 16's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people dislike asparagus. But among those who prefer non-mint gum, 40 percent dislike asparagus.

Based on a survey of 147 people who prefer non-mint gum and 503 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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Shaun Gallagher, Correlated founder

 

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