MoneySaving Polls Results Archive


How much of your Christmas shopping is now done online?
We've just a couple of weeks to go until the big day - but with reports of shoppers abandoning the high street in favour of shopping online, will you be buying your Christmas gifts in store or from the web? Please select one option CLOSEST to your view. (Count click-and-collect as online shopping, and exclude Xmas groceries completely.)
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/10-12-2019/how-much-of-your-christmas-shopping-is-now-done-online

How do you rate your energy provider’s recent service?
Winter's here, the heating's on and while we're all about slashing energy bills (do a five-min comparison to see if you can save), we know service counts too. So twice a year we test recent customer service. Please rate your current supplier's SERVICE (not price) IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS (try to forget issues from before). If you've gas & electricity with different firms, rate both.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/03-12-2019/how-do-you-rate-your-energy-providers-recent-service

Should 1950s WASPI women be compensated?
Up to 3.8 million women born in the 1950s had been due to get the state pension at age 60. But legislation changes as recently as 2011 mean many will receive theirs up to six years later – some didn't hear about this until too close to retirement and say they hadn't had time (or in some cases, the means) to prepare for this delay. Labour proposes to compensate the women affected, costing the state £58 billion over five years. Boris Johnson said in a leaders' debate that while he sympathised, he couldn't promise 1950s women the money. Which of these levels of compensation, if any, is CLOSEST to your view?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/26-11-2019/should-1950s-waspi-women-be-compensated-

Have you haggled on the high street in the last year?
Haggling isn't just reserved for call centres and market stalls, some even do it at high street chains. If you have, did you succeed? Whether it's asking 'em to throw in extras or negotiating a discount, let us know. Please answer for all the following stores you have tried to haggle in WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/19-11-2019/have-you-haggled-on-the-high-street-in-the-last-year

The MSE Leaders’ Debate 2019 – Pick key issues for PM candidates
Each general election, we run the MSE Leaders' Debate – where we put key consumer finance questions to party leaders. This time we hope to get Jonathan Bartley/Siân Berry (Green), Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Nigel Farage (Brexit), Boris Johnson (Conservative), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP) and Jo Swinson (Lib Dems). The questions below are a mix of ours and those suggested by you, the MSE users. Help us narrow them down – at least the top five will be included. Please choose up to five issues you'd pick.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/12-11-2019/the-mse-leaders-debate-2019-pick-key-issues-for-pm-candidates

Should the higher 40% tax band start at £50,000?
Currently, for most in England/Wales/Northern Ireland, you pay annual income tax like this (Scotland is a little different, see our income tax calculator for detailed info): - Up to £12,500 is your tax-free PERSONAL ALLOWANCE. - Above £12,500 and up to £50,000, the BASIC 20% tax is taken. - Above £50,000 and up to £150,000, the HIGHER 40% tax is taken. - Above £150,000, the TOP 45% tax is taken (and you've lost your personal allowance). While there's a huge number of variables, if you could only move the 40% rate (41% in Scotland) to be fair to individuals and provide revenue for the nation, which of these is closest to where you'd place it?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/05-11-2019/should-the-higher-40-tax-band-start-at-50000

Take our life skills test
For this week's poll, we thought it would be interesting to see how many of these 21st century life skills you can actually do, pitting the younger generation against the older generation. Please tick ALL you feel you could do to a competent level.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/29-10-2019/take-our-life-skills-test

Brexit – what should happen now?
It's nearly three and a half years since the UK voted to leave the EU. The next ‘must leave by’ deadline is 31 October. There’s now (another) deal on the table. What do you think the right thing to happen now would be? There are many possibilities but which of these is CLOSEST to your view… PS: It's likely the proportion of leave/remain voters won't match the actual vote, as this isn't a statistical sample of the UK population. More interesting is how each group of voters now feels.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/22-10-2019/brexit-what-should-happen-now-

When did you last use your bank branch?
Whether it’s down to customer behaviour, cost-cutting or both, banks are closing branches left, right and centre – in fact, 100s of branches have been shutting their doors every year. So this week we wanted to know when you last used your main bank's branch. We last did this poll 18 months ago - so let's see if things have changed. Please select ONE option under the relevant category:
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/15-10-2019/when-did-you-last-use-your-bank-branch

Do you use credit cards?
Credit cards are like fire. Used right and they're a useful tool, but get it wrong and they burn. So this week, we want to know if you have a credit card and if you do, how much debt – at 0% or otherwise – do you have on it? Please tell us your credit card balance under the relevant category.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/07-10-2019/do-you-use-credit-cards

The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census
So who are MoneySavers? For the sixth year running, rather than data-mining, we reckon the politest way to find out is just to ask. Plus we think you may like to find out a little bit more about who else uses this site (or more accurately, who uses this site and answers the polls). Welcome to the sixth annual MSE census. Please answer the following 11 questions.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/01-10-2019/the-moneysavingexpertcom-annual-census

Are you an app, web, or branch banker?
Bank branches are closing and the digital revolution is taking over – not just online, but now with a host of app-based banks too. We wanted to find out how you access your bank and whether it depends on your age. Please select the way you MOST COMMONLY interact with your bank.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/24-09-2019/how-do-you-access-your-bank-most-often

Which stores do you LOVE or LOATHE?
Retailers love us to have a relationship with them. Indeed, many feel an almost intimate connection with some brands, but wouldn't be seen dead crossing others' thresholds. So let's see… Please pick up to FIVE that you love and up to FIVE that you loathe...
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/17-09-2019/which-stores-do-you-love-or-loathe

Are you allowed to buy cheap school uniforms?
Buying new school uniform can be a costly exercise – especially if your child has to wear pricey branded items. So does your child's school let you buy from supermarkets, or are you restricted to a specific shop? Which of these is closest to your situation? You can vote in each category if you've got children in different schools.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/10-09-2019/are-you-allowed-to-buy-cheap-school-uniforms

Should the contactless spending limit be increased?
Two in five debit card payments were made using contactless last year. Yet at the moment, the maximum amount you can spend using contactless is just £30 (barring some using Apple Pay), which is done to cap spending if someone takes your card. While of course it'd be nice if limits could be personalised, if not, where would you say it should be set?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/03-09-2019/should-the-contactless-spending-limit-be-increased

How much are you worth (or do you owe)?
So are we a nation of savers or debtors? Take any unsecured debt (ie, EXCLUDING ANY MORTGAGE/STUDENT LOAN) away from any savings and where do you end up? Whether you've "net worth" or "net debt", pick your relevant option:
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/27-08-2019/how-much-are-you-worth-or-do-you-owe

How do you rate your bank account's service?
Every six months, we ask for your help to track the quality of customer service provided by banks. By comparing your answers with last time, we can see which have got better or worse. So, please vote based on CUSTOMER SERVICE for your main CURRENT account over the last SIX MONTHS. Ignore rates or any other products, and service if it's more than six months old.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/20-08-2019/how-do-you-rate-your-bank-accounts-service

How do you rate your broadband provider?
We can tell you which are the cheapest broadband providers, but to keep our customer service ratings updated, we need your help. Please rate your BROADBAND provider on customer service (not price) over the past SIX MONTHS. Switched broadband recently? Rate the provider you were with the longest over the last SIX MONTHS.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/13-08-2019/how-do-you-rate-your-broadband-provider

How do you spend when abroad?
It’s peak summer, so time for a question we ask every year… if and when you travel abroad, how do you usually spend? For how we think it’s cheapest, see Travel Credit Cards. If you use a combination of methods, pick the one you use most often…
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/06-08-2019/how-do-you-spend-when-abroad

How much of your shopping is now online?
Earlier this year, a committee of MPs warned that city centres are in danger of becoming 'ghost towns' due to the success of online retailers. So how many of you still shop in stores vs online? (Count click-and-collect as online shopping.) Please select one option CLOSEST to your view, EXCLUDING GROCERIES AND BIG ONE-OFFS (such as cars or holidays).
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/30-07-2019/how-much-of-your-shopping-is-now-online-

What should be means-tested? Free bus passes, the NHS, student loans?
Which of the following allowances and entitlements do you think should be means-tested based on your income/wealth – in other words the richest don’t get it or get less. And which do you think everyone should get regardless?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/23-07-2019/what-should-be-means-tested-free-bus-passes-the-nhs-student-loans

Have you been scammed & did you tell anyone?
This week two major new anti-scam ads initiatives launched on the back of Martin’s lawsuit against Facebook. Scams are getting more professional, from phone calls pretending to be from banks to scam ads online. Have you been a victim and if so did you declare it? Which of these is CLOSEST to your situation?
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/16-07-2019/have-you-been-scammed-did-you-tell-anyone

Where are you going on holiday this summer (if at all)?
The big summer getaway is on. So what are your plans? Please select one option CLOSEST to your situation (if you’ve more than one holiday planned, answer for the main one).
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/09-07-2019/where-are-you-going-on-holiday-this-summer-if-at-all

Do you get job satisfaction?
Is there a link, whether positive or negative, between how much you are paid and how much satisfaction your work gives you? Please select one option CLOSEST to your view.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/02-07-2019/do-you-get-job-satisfaction

Have you tried to reclaim PPI? And if not, why not?
There are only two months left to reclaim PPI (Reclaim for Free here). So we wanted to test whether you’ve done it, and if not, why not? Please select the option which is CLOSEST to your situation.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/25-06-2019/have-you-tried-to-reclaim-ppi-and-if-not-why-not

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