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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October 16's correlation

In general, 55 percent of people are wine drinkers. But among those who like wall-to-wall carpeting more than hardwood floors, only 28 percent are wine drinkers.

Based on a survey of 147 people who like wall-to-wall carpeting more than hardwood floors and 459 people total.

October 15's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people say they swear a lot. But among those who prefer muffins to doughnuts, only 34 percent say they swear a lot.

Based on a survey of 199 people who prefer muffins to doughnuts and 490 people total.

October 14's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people say they have bad skin. But among those who dislike honey-mustard sauce, 63 percent say they have bad skin.

Based on a survey of 127 people who dislike honey-mustard sauce and 426 people total.

October 13's correlation

In general, 61 percent of people prefer their brownies without nuts. But among those who would not be willing to let a stranger borrow a cellphone to make a call, 81 percent prefer their brownies without nuts.

Based on a survey of 85 people who would not be willing to let a stranger borrow a cellphone to make a call and 475 people total.

October 12's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people like licorice. But among those who say they're more focused on the future than the present, 59 percent like licorice.

Based on a survey of 220 people who are more focused on the future than the present and 455 people total.

October 11's correlation

In general, 36 percent of people have a "9-to-5" type of job. But among those who would rather have a colostomy bag than a feeding tube, 49 percent have a "9-to-5" type of job.

Based on a survey of 211 people who would rather have a colostomy bag than a feeding tube and 426 people total.

October 10's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people think Joe Biden is more likely than the Obama girls to one day end up on a reality show. But among those who trust professional critics' movie recommendations more than those of their friends, 60 percent think Joe Biden is more likely to end up on a reality show.

Based on a survey of 130 people who trust professional critics' movie recommendations more than those of their friends and 433 people total.

October 9's correlation

In general, 26 percent of people say the time 9:45 as "quarter to ten" rather than "nine forty-five." But among people who could see themselves in a relationship with a smoker, 40 percent say the time 9:45 as "quarter to ten."

Based on a survey of 211 people who could see themselves in a relationship with a smoker and 471 people total.

October 8's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people support capital punishment. But among those without super-fast Internet connections, 53 percent support capital punishment.

Based on a survey of 196 people without super-fast Internet connections and 441 people total.

October 7's correlation

In general, 78 percent of people are good about turning off lights when they leave a room. But among those who aren't bothered by parents who kiss their adult children on the lips, 91 percent are good about turning off lights when they leave a room.

Based on a survey of 161 people who aren't bothered by parents who kiss their adult children on the lips and 406 people total.

October 6's correlation

In general, 31 percent of people have dandruff. But among those who think Holocaust denial should be illegal, 47 percent have dandruff.

Based on a survey of 194 people who think Holocaust denial should be illegal and 484 people total.

October 5's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people like techno music. But among those who like Bert more than Ernie, 61 percent like techno music.

Based on a survey of 145 people who like Bert more than Ernie and 438 people total.

October 4's correlation

In general, 34 percent of people say they pray. But among those who struggle more with pride than with low self-esteem, 51 percent say they pray.

Based on a survey of 167 people who struggle more with pride than low self-esteem and 515 people total.

October 3's correlation

In general, 73 percent of people prefer multiple choice test questions over essay questions. But among those whose middle toes are longer than either adjacent toe, 86 percent prefer multiple choice test questions.

Based on a survey of 206 people whose middle toes are longer than either adjacent toe and 456 people total.

October 2's correlation

In general, 62 percent of people say headaches are a bigger problem for them than bellyaches. But among those who would rather be called a nerd than a geek, 73 percent say headaches are a bigger problem.

Based on a survey of 245 people who would rather be called a nerd than a geek and 490 people total.

October 1's correlation

In general, 51 percent of people have smoked marijuana. But among those who have never attended a wedding of a couple whom they didn't believe would last, only 32 percent have smoked marijuana.

Based on a survey of 202 people who have never attended a wedding of a couple whom they didn't believe would last and 463 people total.

September 30's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people think a woman should take her husband's last name. But among those who prefer Lowe's to Home Depot, 66 percent think a woman should take her husband's last name.

Based on a survey of 158 people who prefer Lowe's over Home Depot and 494 people total.

September 29's correlation

In general, 41 percent of people prefer a messy roommate over a neat freak. But among those who would eat a tasty-looking burger made from flesh cloned from their own body by scientist-chefs, 58 percent prefer a messy roommate.

Based on a survey of 165 people who would eat a tasty-looking burger made from flesh cloned from their own body and 456 people total.

September 28's correlation

In general, 22 percent of people think the drinking age should be higher than the voting age. But among those who prefer banana-flavored Runts over actual bananas, 45 percent think the drinking age should be higher than the voting age.

Based on a survey of 81 people who prefer banana-flavored Runts over actual bananas and 500 people total.

September 27's correlation

In general, 64 percent of people don't use air freshener in their home. But among those who are not very physically affectionate, 76 percent don't use air freshener in their home.

Based on a survey of 214 people who are not very physically affectionate and 468 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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