The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual CensusMoneySaving Poll Results

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So who are MoneySavers? For the second year running, rather than data-mining, we decided the politest way to find out was just to ask. Plus we thought 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 second annual MSE census.

Please answer the following 11 questions.

Results

How old are you? (7845 votes)
18 or under19 votes (0%)
18 – 25461 votes (6%)
26 – 351608 votes (20%)
36 – 451625 votes (21%)
46 - 551682 votes (21%)
56 - 651480 votes (19%)
66+957 votes (12%)
Would rather not say13 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (7848 votes)
Male – straight2889 votes (37%)
Male – gay195 votes (2%)
Male – bisexual40 votes (1%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality32 votes (0%)
Female – straight4414 votes (56%)
Female – lesbian63 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual90 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality84 votes (1%)
Would rather not say41 votes (1%)
Which UK region do you live in? (7845 votes)
Scotland670 votes (9%)
Wales391 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland139 votes (2%)
England – North East315 votes (4%)
England – North West934 votes (12%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber635 votes (8%)
England – East Midlands527 votes (7%)
England – West Midlands637 votes (8%)
England – East of England550 votes (7%)
England - London694 votes (9%)
England – South East1449 votes (18%)
England – South West831 votes (11%)
Outside the UK55 votes (1%)
Would rather not say18 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (7845 votes)
No qualifications265 votes (3%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma476 votes (6%)
5+ O-levels, CSEs/GCSEs621 votes (8%)
Apprentice51 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels548 votes (7%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc1641 votes (21%)
Degree (BA, BSc)2139 votes (27%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD)829 votes (11%)
Professional qualification1199 votes (15%)
Would rather not say76 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (7845 votes)
I’m an atheist2221 votes (28%)
I’m agnostic972 votes (12%)
Christian (Church of England)2268 votes (29%)
Christian (Catholic)732 votes (9%)
Christian (other)825 votes (11%)
Buddhist40 votes (1%)
Hindu42 votes (1%)
Humanist72 votes (1%)
Jewish68 votes (1%)
Muslim48 votes (1%)
Jedi57 votes (1%)
Sikh21 votes (0%)
Other188 votes (2%)
Would rather not say291 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (7845 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British7107 votes (91%)
White – Irish115 votes (1%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller2 votes (0%)
White – Other208 votes (3%)
Mixed – White and Black Caribbean25 votes (0%)
Mixed – White and Black African6 votes (0%)
Mixed – White and Asian38 votes (0%)
Mixed – White and other24 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian95 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani30 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi6 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese31 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other21 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African21 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean34 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Other8 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab1 votes (0%)
Would rather not say73 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (7845 votes)
Single without kids1242 votes (16%)
Single with kids161 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids802 votes (10%)
Cohabiting with kids344 votes (4%)
Married without kids1532 votes (20%)
Married with kids2817 votes (36%)
Divorced without kids263 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids431 votes (5%)
Widowed without kids94 votes (1%)
Widowed with kids95 votes (1%)
Would rather not say64 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (7845 votes)
Less than £5,824465 votes (6%)
£5,824 to £10,600629 votes (8%)
£10,601 to £15,000818 votes (10%)
£15,001 to £20,000926 votes (12%)
£20,001 to £30,0001709 votes (22%)
£30,001 to £40,0001192 votes (15%)
£40,001 to £50,000643 votes (8%)
£50,001 to £70,000482 votes (6%)
£70,001 to £100,000207 votes (3%)
£100,001 to £200,000110 votes (1%)
£200,001 to £500,00017 votes (0%)
Over £500,0003 votes (0%)
Would rather not say644 votes (8%)
What's your main employment status? (7845 votes)
Casual worker37 votes (0%)
Employed full time3746 votes (48%)
Employed part time1016 votes (13%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave49 votes (1%)
Employed - zero-hour contract56 votes (1%)
Homemaker / carer304 votes (4%)
Not working (out of choice / work break)117 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time288 votes (4%)
Self-employed part time203 votes (3%)
Unemployed – looking for work71 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health154 votes (2%)
Full-time student97 votes (1%)
Part-time student8 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker35 votes (0%)
Retired1619 votes (21%)
Would rather not say 45 votes (1%)
Which national newspaper do you read most often? (7844 votes)
Daily Express (include Sunday Express)133 votes (2%)
Daily Mail (include Mail on Sunday)1266 votes (16%)
Daily Mirror (include Sunday Mirror)201 votes (3%)
Daily Star (include Daily Star Sunday)21 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph (include Sunday Telegraph)439 votes (6%)
Financial Times42 votes (1%)
The Guardian (include The Observer)788 votes (10%)
The i292 votes (4%)
The Independent (include The Independent on Sunday)100 votes (1%)
The Sun (include The Sun on Sunday)311 votes (4%)
The Times (include Sunday Times)546 votes (7%)
None of the above/other3604 votes (46%)
Would rather not say101 votes (1%)
What's your favourite sauce or condiment? (Sorry, you can only pick one - you know, it tells you a lot about the person!) (7845 votes)
Apple sauce152 votes (2%)
Barbecue sauce387 votes (5%)
Brown sauce (eg, HP)823 votes (10%)
Cranberry sauce138 votes (2%)
Curry sauce192 votes (2%)
Henderson's (other brands are available)37 votes (0%)
Horseradish207 votes (3%)
Hot sauce239 votes (3%)
Lea & Perrins (other brands are available)158 votes (2%)
Malt vinegar246 votes (3%)
Mayonnaise1401 votes (18%)
Mint sauce210 votes (3%)
Mustard (American)15 votes (0%)
Mustard (English)298 votes (4%)
Mustard (French)131 votes (2%)
Salad cream311 votes (4%)
Soy sauce130 votes (2%)
Sweet chilli sauce519 votes (7%)
Sweet and sour sauce64 votes (1%)
Tartare sauce148 votes (2%)
Tomato ketchup1463 votes (19%)
Other sauce/condiment228 votes (3%)
None (I don't like sauces)254 votes (3%)
Would rather not say/I'm not saucy enough94 votes (1%)

           7,848 people have voted.

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