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 14's correlation

In general, 57 percent of people prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate. But among those who are not adept at using chopsticks, only 41 percent prefer dark chocolate.

Based on a survey of 171 people who are not adept at using chopsticks and 582 people in general.

February 13's correlation

In general, 59 percent of people say they were in better shape five years ago than now. But among those who don't know how to make a PowerPoint presentation, 84 percent say they were in better shape five years ago.

Based on a survey of 89 people who don't know how to make a PowerPoint presentation and 523 people in general.

February 12's correlation

In general, 53 percent of people are not good tree climbers. But among those who understand the word "conception" to mean implantation rather than fertilization, 68 percent are not good tree climbers.

Based on a survey of 160 people who understand the word "conception" to mean implantation and 453 people in general.

February 11's correlation

In general, 57 percent of people think religious organizations should be compelled to provide health coverage for potential abortifacient drugs. But among people who think there's been a net increase in morality over the past century, 73 percent think religious organizations should be compelled to provide such coverage.

Based on a survey of 232 people who think there's been a net increase in morality over the past century and 474 people in general.

February 10's correlation

In general, 52 percent of people would rather earn more than work less. But among those who don't like tomato soup, 63 percent would rather earn more than work less.

Based on a survey of 145 people who don't like tomato soup and 517 people in general.

February 9's correlation

In general, 55 percent of people think turducken sounds delicious. But among those who have participated in an eating contest, 78 percent think turducken sounds delicious.

Based on a survey of 114 people who have participated in an eating contest and 568 people in general.

February 7's correlation

In general, 38 percent of people don't want to be cremated. But among those with an interest in running for political office, 52 percent don't want to be cremated.

Based on a survey of 134 people with an interest in running for political office and 576 people in general.

February 6's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people consider themselves to be artistic. But among those who don't like white pizza, only 29 percent consider themselves to be artistic.

Based on a survey of 156 people who don't like white pizza and 471 people in general.

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.

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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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