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 14's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people dislike the smell of suntan lotion. But among those who would want to know the date on which they will die, if they had the opportunity to find out, 60 percent dislike the smell of suntan lotion.

Based on a survey of 224 people who would want to know the date on which they will die, if they had the opportunity to find out and 513 people total.

August 13's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people say they swear a lot. But among those who study better with their nose to the grindstone than with frequent study breaks, only 37 percent swear a lot.

Based on a survey of 242 people who study better with their nose to the grindstone and 557 people total.

August 12's correlation

In general, 42 percent of people prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate. But among those who eat corn on the cob in a spiral pattern, rather than in rows, 58 percent prefer milk chocolate.

Based on a survey of 279 people who eat corn on the cob in a spiral and 905 people total.

August 11's correlation

In general, 30 percent of people describe themselves as good singers. But among those who believe that churches and other places of worship should be tax-exempt, 51 percent say they're good singers.

Based on a survey of 192 people who believe that churches and other places of worship should be tax-exempt and 511 people total.

August 10's correlation

In general, 66 percent of people support the "cry it out" approach to child sleep issues. But among those who adhere to the adage "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," 90 percent support the "cry it out" approach to child sleep issues.

Based on a survey of 50 people who keep their friends close and their enemies closer and 499 people total.

August 9's correlation

In general, 61 percent of people pee in the shower. But among those who would use a bidet if available, 79 percent pee in the shower.

Based on a survey of 149 people who would use a bidet if available, and 507 people total.

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.

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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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