How many times have you switched energy provider in the last five years?MoneySaving Poll Results

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The Competition & Markets Authority has just launched a damning energy sector report, proving most people are being overcharged (see energy news).

One of the major problems is not enough people switch, and those who do donít switch often enough (one reason we launched our Cheap Energy Club).

So we want to know how many times someone in your household has switched in the last five years:


Results

I'm aged under 25 (175 votes)
Iíve not switched in five years56 votes (32%)
Iíve only switched once49 votes (28%)
Iíve switched twice29 votes (17%)
Iíve switched three times26 votes (15%)
Iíve switched four or more times14 votes (8%)
Iíve only switched a couple of times, but went for 3yr+ fixes each time1 votes (1%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (1178 votes)
Iíve not switched in five years218 votes (19%)
Iíve only switched once257 votes (22%)
Iíve switched twice253 votes (21%)
Iíve switched three times241 votes (20%)
Iíve switched four or more times193 votes (16%)
Iíve only switched a couple of times, but went for 3yr+ fixes each time16 votes (1%)
Iím aged 35 to 49 (2902 votes)
Iíve not switched in five years613 votes (21%)
Iíve only switched once535 votes (18%)
Iíve switched twice589 votes (20%)
Iíve switched three times690 votes (24%)
Iíve switched four or more times433 votes (15%)
Iíve only switched a couple of times, but went for 3yr+ fixes each time42 votes (1%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (3849 votes)
Iíve not switched in five years861 votes (22%)
Iíve only switched once780 votes (20%)
Iíve switched twice850 votes (22%)
Iíve switched three times816 votes (21%)
Iíve switched four or more times496 votes (13%)
Iíve only switched a couple of times, but went for 3yr+ fixes each time46 votes (1%)
I'm aged 65+ (2595 votes)
Iíve not switched in five years565 votes (22%)
Iíve only switched once563 votes (22%)
Iíve switched twice622 votes (24%)
Iíve switched three times527 votes (20%)
Iíve switched four or more times269 votes (10%)
Iíve only switched a couple of times, but went for 3yr+ fixes each time49 votes (2%)

                   10,699 votes received.

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