Would you bend down to pick up a penny? MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

These days, when many refuse to pick up coppers from the ground, how much would it have to be for you to bend down and pick up money lying around?

Choose the option that’s closest to what you’d do:




Results

I'm aged under 25 (686 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy210 votes (31%)
No coppers, at least 5p59 votes (9%)
10p or more111 votes (16%)
50p or more159 votes (23%)
£1+80 votes (12%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum28 votes (4%)
At least a tenner1 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything7 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right19 votes (3%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity12 votes (2%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (2304 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy789 votes (34%)
No coppers, at least 5p222 votes (10%)
10p or more357 votes (15%)
50p or more527 votes (23%)
£1+217 votes (9%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum66 votes (3%)
At least a tenner5 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything14 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right56 votes (2%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity51 votes (2%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (3742 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy2215 votes (59%)
No coppers, at least 5p299 votes (8%)
10p or more340 votes (9%)
50p or more438 votes (12%)
£1+179 votes (5%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum51 votes (1%)
At least a tenner7 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything18 votes (0%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right68 votes (2%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity127 votes (3%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (4673 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy3301 votes (71%)
No coppers, at least 5p271 votes (6%)
10p or more280 votes (6%)
50p or more261 votes (6%)
£1+99 votes (2%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum26 votes (1%)
At least a tenner8 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything15 votes (0%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right60 votes (1%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity352 votes (8%)
I'm aged 65+ (3265 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy2310 votes (71%)
No coppers, at least 5p171 votes (5%)
10p or more141 votes (4%)
50p or more113 votes (3%)
£1+52 votes (2%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum10 votes (0%)
At least a tenner1 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything17 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right32 votes (1%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity418 votes (13%)

                   14,670 votes received.

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