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 27's correlation

In general, 52 percent of people would rather have the top bunk than the bottom bunk. But among those who prefer to read white text on a black background more than black text on a white background, 73 percent would rather have the top bunk.

Based on a survey of 105 people who prefer to read white text on a black background more than black text on a white background and 411 people total.

February 26's correlation

In general, 45 percent of people have a negative opinion about homeschooling. But among those who don't agree that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, 65 percent have a negative opinion about homeschooling.

Based on a survey of 72 people who don't agree that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all and 398 people total.

February 25's correlation

In general, 58 percent of people prefer M&Ms to Reese's Pieces. But among those who think there's no chance "Blade Runner" Olympian Oscar Pistorius, who's charged with murdering his girlfriend, is innocent, 73 percent prefer M&Ms.

Based on a survey of 148 people who think there's no chance "Blade Runner" Olympian Oscar Pistorius is innocent and 381 people total.

February 24's correlation

In general, 31 percent of people say they would re-gift The Clapper. But among those who would rather a president or prime minister have a six-year term and a one-term maximum than a two-year term and a two-term maximum, 52 percent would re-gift The Clapper.

Based on a survey of 96 people who would rather a president or prime minister have a six-year term and a one-term maximum and 350 people total.

February 23's correlation

In general, 31 percent of people prefer non-mint gum. But among those who like warm milk, 57 percent prefer non-mint gum.

Based on a survey of 90 people who like warm milk and 371 people total.

February 22's correlation

In general, 50 percent of people don't ball up their socks to fold them. But among those who aren't good at keeping a straight face when they're pulling someone's leg, 64 percent don't ball up their socks to fold them.

Based on a survey of 147 people who aren't good at keeping a straight face when they're pulling someone's leg and 402 people total.

February 21's correlation

In general, 70 percent of prefer big dogs to small dogs. But among those who'd rather have a lock with a key than a combination lock for their locker, 83 percent prefer big dogs.

Based on a survey of 149 people who prefer a lock with a key for their locker and 393 people total.

February 20's correlation

In general, 60 percent of people prefer fabric couches to leather couches. But among those who find curly hair more attractive than straight hair, 75 percent prefer fabric couches.

Based on a survey of 154 people who find curly hair more attractive than straight hair and 405 people total.

February 19's correlation

In general, 26 percent of people say they wouldn't want to know the sex of their baby before it's born. But among those who think they would be better off if they weren't so stubborn, 39 percent wouldn't want to know the sex of a baby before it's born.

Based on a survey of 197 people who think they would be better off if they weren't so stubborn and 402 people total.

February 18's correlation

In general, 48 percent of people think men with mustaches are cool. But among those who enjoy role-playing games, 64 percent think men with mustaches are cool.

Based on a survey of 229 people who enjoy role-playing games and 402 people total.

February 17's correlation

In general, 49 percent of people have voted for a minor-party or write-in candidate. But among those who prefer tropical climates to tropical fruits, 67 percent have voted for a minor-party or write-in candidate.

Based on a survey of 138 people who prefer tropical climates to tropical fruits and 390 people total.

February 16's correlation

In general, 45 percent of people sometimes don't wash their hands after using a public restroom. But among those who say they can hold their breath longer than the average person, 64 percent sometimes don't wash their hands after using a public restroom.

Based on a survey of 138 people who say they can hold their breath longer than the average person and 381 people total.

February 15's correlation

In general, 55 percent of people like comedians who do celebrity impressions. But among those who have positive feelings about athletic scholarships, 69 percent like comedians who do celebrity impressions.

Based on a survey of 169 people who have positive feelings about athletic scholarships and 405 people total.

February 14's correlation

In general, 37 percent of people prefer their vitamins in gummi bear form. But among those who don't press the "door close" button after selecting their elevator floor, only 25 percent prefer their vitamins in gummi bear form.

Based on a survey of 227 people who don't press the "door close" button after selecting their elevator floor and 419 people total.

February 13's correlation

In general, 70 percent of people would support a smoking ban in all public places. But among those who are interested in sign language, 84 percent would support a smoking ban in all public places.

Based on a survey of 207 people who are interested in sign language and 433 people total.

February 12's correlation

In general, 62 percent of people prefer their brownies without nuts. But among those who don't think the next pope will be from Europe, 80 percent prefer their brownies without nuts.

Based on a survey of 105 people who don't think the next pope will be from Europe and 441 people total.

February 11's correlation

In general, 46 percent of people have looked at 'NSFW' stuff at work. But among those who root for Wile E. Coyote over the Roadrunner, 59 percent have looked at 'NSFW' stuff at work.

Based on a survey of 233 people who root for Wile E. Coyote over the Roadrunner and 434 people total.

February 10's correlation

In general, 33 percent of people say their friends are mostly of the opposite sex. But among those who tend to choose tails in a coin toss, 48 percent say their friends are mostly of the opposite sex.

Based on a survey of 147 people who tend to choose tails in a coin toss and 387 people total.

February 9's correlation

In general, 47 percent of people can burp at will. But among those who believe the chicken came before the egg, only 34 percent can burp at will.

Based on a survey of 143 people who believe the chicken came before the egg and 381 people total.

February 8's correlation

In general, 73 percent of people are fans of the serial comma. But among those who know who actress Felicia Day is, 86 percent are fans of the serial comma.

Based on a survey of 209 people who know who actress Felicia Day is and 425 people total.

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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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