The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual CensusMoneySaving Poll Results

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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.

Results

How old are you? (7442 votes)
18 or under6 votes (0%)
19-25220 votes (3%)
26-351134 votes (15%)
36-451203 votes (16%)
46-551442 votes (19%)
56-651708 votes (23%)
66+1704 votes (23%)
Would rather not say25 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (7441 votes)
Male – straight2688 votes (36%)
Male – gay153 votes (2%)
Male – bisexual41 votes (1%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality44 votes (1%)
Female – straight4191 votes (56%)
Female – lesbian64 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual98 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality109 votes (1%)
Agender6 votes (0%)
Would rather not say47 votes (1%)
Which region do you live in? (7448 votes)
Scotland548 votes (7%)
Wales340 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland108 votes (1%)
England – North East277 votes (4%)
England – North West855 votes (11%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber613 votes (8%)
England – East Midlands575 votes (8%)
England – West Midlands565 votes (8%)
England – East of England617 votes (8%)
England – London637 votes (9%)
England – South East (excluding London)1413 votes (19%)
England – South West853 votes (11%)
Outside the UK37 votes (0%)
Would rather not say10 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (7482 votes)
No qualifications182 votes (2%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma402 votes (5%)
5+ O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs524 votes (7%)
Apprenticeship69 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels569 votes (8%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc1302 votes (17%)
Degree (BA, BSc)2147 votes (29%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD)1051 votes (14%)
Professional qualification1195 votes (16%)
Would rather not say41 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (7439 votes)
I'm an atheist2408 votes (32%)
I'm agnostic991 votes (13%)
Christian (Church of England)2049 votes (28%)
Christian (Roman Catholic)533 votes (7%)
Christian (other)755 votes (10%)
Buddhist25 votes (0%)
Hindu35 votes (0%)
Humanist74 votes (1%)
Jedi30 votes (0%)
Jewish40 votes (1%)
Muslim32 votes (0%)
Pagan34 votes (0%)
Sikh14 votes (0%)
Other128 votes (2%)
Would rather not say291 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (7449 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British6767 votes (91%)
White – Irish105 votes (1%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller1 votes (0%)
White – Other215 votes (3%)
Mixed76 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian74 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani19 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi6 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese25 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other17 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African20 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean33 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Other2 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab3 votes (0%)
Other15 votes (0%)
Would rather not say71 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced or widowed, and with or without one or more kids (under age of 18)? (7436 votes)
Single without kids1146 votes (15%)
Single with kid(s)116 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids741 votes (10%)
Cohabiting with kid(s)186 votes (3%)
Married without kids2022 votes (27%)
Married with kid(s)2259 votes (30%)
Divorced without kids337 votes (5%)
Divorced with kid(s)286 votes (4%)
Widowed without kids160 votes (2%)
Widowed with kid(s)118 votes (2%)
Would rather not say65 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (7438 votes)
Less than £8,632584 votes (8%)
£8,632 to £12,500551 votes (7%)
£12,501 to £15,000486 votes (7%)
£15,001 to £20,000738 votes (10%)
£20,001 to £30,0001523 votes (20%)
£30,001 to £40,0001151 votes (15%)
£40,001 to £50,000707 votes (10%)
£50,001 to £70,000655 votes (9%)
£70,001 to £100,000268 votes (4%)
£100,001 to £200,000113 votes (2%)
£200,001 to £500,00019 votes (0%)
Over £500,0003 votes (0%)
Would rather not say640 votes (9%)
What's your main employment status? (7459 votes)
Casual worker24 votes (0%)
Employed full time2964 votes (40%)
Employed part time852 votes (11%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity/paternity/parental leave45 votes (1%)
Employed – zero-hour contract40 votes (1%)
Homemaker/carer232 votes (3%)
Not working (out of choice/work break)122 votes (2%)
Self-employed full time224 votes (3%)
Self-employed part time238 votes (3%)
Unemployed – looking for work41 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health125 votes (2%)
Full-time student38 votes (1%)
Part-time student11 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker41 votes (1%)
Retired2426 votes (33%)
Would rather not say 36 votes (0%)
Where do you get most of your news from (whether online, TV, radio or in print)? (7596 votes)
BBC News4627 votes (61%)
Buzzfeed7 votes (0%)
Channel 472 votes (1%)
Daily Express20 votes (0%)
Daily Mail342 votes (5%)
Daily Mirror16 votes (0%)
Daily Star1 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph126 votes (2%)
Facebook206 votes (3%)
Financial Times29 votes (0%)
Huffington Post10 votes (0%)
ITV News261 votes (3%)
Local radio146 votes (2%)
Reddit43 votes (1%)
Sky News284 votes (4%)
The Guardian560 votes (7%)
The i45 votes (1%)
The Independent26 votes (0%)
The Sun32 votes (0%)
The Times117 votes (2%)
Twitter206 votes (3%)
None of the above/other368 votes (5%)
Would rather not say52 votes (1%)
And to finish on a light-hearted note… what's your favourite ball game? (7362 votes)
American football81 votes (1%)
Badminton220 votes (3%)
Baseball26 votes (0%)
Basketball43 votes (1%)
Cricket426 votes (6%)
Dodgeball19 votes (0%)
Football1507 votes (20%)
Golf158 votes (2%)
Hockey61 votes (1%)
Lacrosse13 votes (0%)
Netball134 votes (2%)
Polo17 votes (0%)
Rounders117 votes (2%)
Rugby982 votes (13%)
Snooker/pool243 votes (3%)
Table tennis/ping pong139 votes (2%)
Tennis816 votes (11%)
Volleyball27 votes (0%)
Other ball game107 votes (1%)
I don't watch or play ball games2226 votes (30%)

           7,520 people have voted.

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