Is the best way to deal with notoriously hard-to-keep New Year’s resolutions avoiding them altogether? According to a new poll, a plurality of Americans seem to think so.

Poll Position asked 1,098 adults if they planned on making a New Year’s resolution this year. Forty-eight percent said that they didn’t, 33 percent answered that they did, and 18 percent had no opinion on the question.

Only 22 percent of those over 65 said they would kick off 2012 with a resolution. This was the lowest percentage among any age group, and suggests that with age comes the wisdom that New Year’s resolutions just might be pretty pointless.

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