New Yorkers like their chances in 2016

bathroom scale on wood floorThe Siena poll out today asked people across New York State about their outlook for 2016 on a handful of topics. A few bits:

+ When asked if they would be making a New Year's resolution, 34 percent of respondents said yes and 62 percent said no.

+ Of the people who said they would be making a resolution, 28 percent said it would be either "lose weight" or "get in shape." Those were the two most common answers. Among the other answers: "be a better person" at 10 percent.

+ When asked how likely it would be that 2016 would see them "get in the best physical shape you´ve been in for many years," 63 percent answered either "very" or "somewhat" likely to occur.

+ When asked how likely it would be that 2016 would see "your financial life will improve more than it has in years," 53 percent replied either "very" or "somewhat" likely to occur. (It was 43 percent for upstate.)

+ In 2016 "you will succeed in completing a major project that you´ve wanted to complete for a long time." 73 percent replied "very" or "somewhat" likely.

+ In 2016 "New York State´s Economy will have a strong year and by all measures - consumer sentiment, employment, the stock market, earnings - will be the best we´ve seen in 10 years." 55 percent responded "not very likely" or "not at all likely" to occur. (It was 64 percent upstate.)

+ In 2016 "you will move out of New York State." 78 percent said "not very" or "not at all" likely to occur. (It was 79 percent for upstate.)

SRI says the poll was conducted November 16-December 7 and included 801 New York State residents. Margin of error is +/- 4.1.

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