Numlock Sunday: Joanna Piacenza wraps up 2019
By Walt Hickey
This will be the last Numlock Sunday of 2019, Numlock is off between Christmas and New Year’s. Have an outstanding holiday and happy new year, thanks so much for subscribing!
This week, I spoke to Joanna Piacenza, the senior data editor at Morning Consult and a fixture in Numlock. She’s responsible for all sorts of great stories, but to cap off 2019 she wrote about when people give up on resolutions. Here's what I wrote about it:
Either Americans are excellent at accomplishing their New Year’s resolutions or, more likely, they allow the memory of making a resolution to escape them rather than confront their failure. A Morning Consult ongoing survey found that the number of Americans who said they made a resolution for 2019 inexplicably declined over the course of a year: 42 percent said they made one when asked on January 3-6, but just 30 percent of Americans said they did on the poll conducted December 13-16. What happened to that 12 percent is a mystery. The survey also…