Americans Resolve to be Self-Centered?

Americans Resolve to be Self-Centered?

A recent nationwide survey of 2011 New Years resolutions provided some interesting and perhaps disappointing insights into priorities of American adults.  The survey conducted by the Barna Group interviewed 1,022 adults. Of those, about 40% had already or planned to make some type of resolution going into 2011. Below is a chart summarizing the results.

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Sadly, from our point of view, the results seem a bit self-centered. While self-improvement may be the essence of New Year’s resolutions, it seems that aspirations like “investing more time in the lives of my children” or “getting closer to God” would be worthy life-improvement pursuits for most Americans. We also find it interesting, given the intense attention that government and mainstream media lavished on environmental concerns, that not one survey American resolved to be more green in the coming year.

http://www.barna.org/culture-articles/465-americans-resolutions-for-2011

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