Health and Finances Were Among the Top New Year’s Resolution Topics on Twitter

Skillshare analyzed more than 186,000 English-language tweets

Did you tweet about your New Year's resolutions for 2018?
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Online learning community Skillshare analyzed more than 186,000 English-language tweets to determine the most common New Year’s resolutions among American users for 2018.

For its analysis, Skillshare examined tweets containing 15 relevant hashtags, such as #newyearsresolution, posted between “midday” on New Year’s Eve and 6 p.m. EST on New Year’s Day.

Unsurprisingly, the company found that the most popular New Year’s resolution topic was “Health,” which included resolutions related to dieting, exercise and more.

Overall, the top eight resolution topics were:

  1. Health (30 percent of Americans): diets, exercise, mental health and well-being
  2. Skills and Education (26 percent): new hobbies, learning instruments, speaking languages
  3. Financial (21 percent): starting businesses, changing careers, investing
  4. Relationships (6 percent): family, friends, romance
  5. Travel (6 percent)
  6. Vices (5 percent): quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol
  7. Politics (3 percent)
  8. Charity (3 percent)

Breaking some of these topics down, Skillshare found that within the Vices topic, more people said they wanted to drink less alcohol (33 percent) than to smoke fewer cigarettes (28 percent) or drink less coffee (23 percent).

Meanwhile, within the Skills & Education topic, Skillshare found that coding (6 percent) and visual arts (5 percent) were more popular than music and learning a language (2 percent apiece).