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 8's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people say they deal with bullies by killing 'em with kindness. But among those who would prefer to work at a place where they're in the middle of the pack, rather than a place where they are considered a hotshot and are doted on, 67 percent deal with bullies by killing 'em with kindness.

Based on a survey of 217 people who would prefer to work at a place where they're in the middle of the pack and 516 people total.

August 7's correlation

In general, 60 percent of people own a bicycle. But among those who prefer sweet potatoes to potatoes, 75 percent own a bicycle.

Based on a survey of 168 people who prefer sweet potatoes to potatoes and 522 people total.

August 6's correlation

In general, 54 percent of people like kickball more than dodgeball. But among those who prefer to have driving directions written out, rather than having a map drawn, 66 percent like kickball more.

Based on a survey of 192 people who prefer to have driving directions written out and 494 people total.

August 4's correlation

In general, 27 percent of people have been on a blind date. But among those who are the first result in a Google search of their name, 38 percent have been on blind dates.

Based on a survey of 225 people who are the first result in a Google search of their name and 514 people total.

August 3's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people regularly drink alcohol. But among those who never leave tips in tip jars, only 28 percent regularly drink alcohol.

Based on a survey of 137 people who never leave tips in tip jars and 512 people total.

August 2's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people say they have nice handwriting. But among those who are not skeptical about alternative medicine, 47 percent say they have nice handwriting.

Based on a survey of 92 people who are not skeptical about alternative medicine and 501 people total.

August 1's correlation

In general, 32 percent of people are members of warehouse clubs. But among those who think WD-40 is more useful than duct tape, 54 percent are members of warehouse clubs.

Based on a survey of 84 people who think WD-40 is more useful than duct tape and 510 people total.

July 31's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people use the same password for pretty much everything. But among those who prefer flip-flops to sandals, 50 percent use the same password for pretty much everything.

Based on a survey of 192 people who prefer flip-flops to sandals and 511 people total.

July 30's correlation

In general, 39 percent of people have business cards. But among those who have used a fake ID, 65 percent have business cards.

Based on a survey of 86 people who have used a fake ID and 508 people total.

July 29's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people think a woman should take her husband's last name. But among those who follow the "If it's yellow, let it mellow" rule of water conservation, only 25 percent think a woman should take her husband's last name.

Based on a survey of 122 people who follow the "If it's yellow, let it mellow" rule of water conservation and 503 people total.

July 28's correlation

In general, 44 percent of people feel more confident in dressy clothes than comfortable clothes. But among those who are more interested in the opening/closing ceremonies of the Olympics than in the games themselves, 65 percent feel more confident in dressy clothes.

Based on a survey of 134 people who are more interested in the opening/closing ceremonies of the Olympics than in the games themselves and 488 people total.

July 27's correlation

In general, 29 percent of people are light sleepers. But among those who think a woman should not take her husband's last name, 44 percent are light sleepers.

Based on a survey of 215 people who think a woman should not take her husband's last name and 448 people total.

July 26's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people have summer birthdays. But among those who say they are more scared of bees than the average person, 48 percent have summer birthdays.

Based on a survey of 88 people who say they are more scared of bees than the average person and 509 people total.

July 25's correlation

In general, 21 percent of people can juggle. But among those who prefer Star Wars to Star Trek, 32 percent can juggle.

Based on a survey of 379 people who prefer Star Wars to Star Trek and 535 people total.

July 24's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles. But among non-nerds, 55 percent prefer their sandwiches cut into rectangles.

Based on a survey of 135 people who say they are not nerds and 528 people total.

July 23's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people prefer the Winter Olympics to the Summer Olympics. But among those who'd rather play a tuba than a bass drum in a marching band, 62 percent prefer the Winter Olympics.

Based on a survey of 190 people who'd rather play a tuba than a bass drum in a marching band and 478 people total.

July 22's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people like creamy salad dressings more than oily salad dressings. But among those who prefer cover bands with familiar songs to original music with unfamiliar songs, 67 percent like creamy salad dressings more than oily salad dressings.

Based on a survey of 166 people who prefer cover bands with familiar songs to original music with unfamiliar songs and 487 people total.

July 21's correlation

In general, 18 percent of people live alone. But among those with a tendency to push their luck, 30 percent live alone.

Based on a survey of 193 people with a tendency to push their luck and 504 people total.

July 20's correlation

In general, 14 percent of people have honked for a "Honk if you ..." bumper sticker. But among those who have lost more money than dignity while trying to impress a crush, 29 percent honked for a "Honk if you ..." bumper sticker.

Based on a survey of 175 people who have lost more money than dignity while trying to impress a crush and 551 people total.

July 19's correlation

In general, 25 percent of people have been on a cruise. But among those who would rather ride a rollercoaster than a waterslide, 36 percent have been on a cruise.

Based on a survey of 256 people who would rather ride a rollercoaster than a waterslide and 507 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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