The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual CensusMoneySaving Poll Results

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So who are MoneySavers? For the third 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 third annual MSE census.

Please answer the following 11 questions.

Results

How old are you? (7205 votes)
18 or under36 votes (0%)
19 – 25429 votes (6%)
26 – 351519 votes (21%)
36 – 451435 votes (20%)
46 - 551451 votes (20%)
56 - 651379 votes (19%)
66+937 votes (13%)
Would rather not say19 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (7202 votes)
Male – straight2888 votes (40%)
Male – gay217 votes (3%)
Male – bisexual36 votes (0%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality59 votes (1%)
Female – straight3734 votes (52%)
Female – lesbian49 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual87 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality72 votes (1%)
I don't associate with any gender8 votes (0%)
Would rather not say52 votes (1%)
Which UK region do you live in? (7204 votes)
Scotland618 votes (9%)
Wales354 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland130 votes (2%)
England – North East283 votes (4%)
England – North West873 votes (12%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber573 votes (8%)
England – East Midlands507 votes (7%)
England – West Midlands542 votes (8%)
England – East of England495 votes (7%)
England - London701 votes (10%)
England – South East1343 votes (19%)
England – South West720 votes (10%)
Outside the UK43 votes (1%)
Would rather not say22 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (7201 votes)
No qualifications233 votes (3%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma367 votes (5%)
5+ O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs513 votes (7%)
Apprentice38 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels470 votes (7%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc1408 votes (20%)
Degree (BA, BSc)2119 votes (29%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD)895 votes (12%)
Professional qualification1094 votes (15%)
Would rather not say64 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (7193 votes)
I’m an atheist2223 votes (31%)
I’m agnostic936 votes (13%)
Christian (Church of England)1872 votes (26%)
Christian (Catholic)617 votes (9%)
Christian (other)763 votes (11%)
Buddhist35 votes (0%)
Hindu54 votes (1%)
Humanist59 votes (1%)
Jewish36 votes (1%)
Muslim51 votes (1%)
Jedi46 votes (1%)
Sikh23 votes (0%)
Other187 votes (3%)
Would rather not say291 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (7205 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British6416 votes (89%)
White – Irish112 votes (2%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller1 votes (0%)
White – Other247 votes (3%)
Mixed85 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian119 votes (2%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani31 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi10 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese20 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other26 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African18 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean28 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Other1 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab1 votes (0%)
Other14 votes (0%)
Would rather not say76 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (7196 votes)
Single without kids1306 votes (18%)
Single with kids117 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids854 votes (12%)
Cohabiting with kids276 votes (4%)
Married without kids1500 votes (21%)
Married with kids2394 votes (33%)
Divorced without kids233 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids286 votes (4%)
Widowed without kids82 votes (1%)
Widowed with kids84 votes (1%)
Would rather not say64 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (7203 votes)
Less than £8,060566 votes (8%)
£8,060 to £11,000433 votes (6%)
£11,001 to £15,000574 votes (8%)
£15,001 to £20,000747 votes (10%)
£20,001 to £30,0001597 votes (22%)
£30,001 to £40,0001095 votes (15%)
£40,001 to £50,000678 votes (9%)
£50,001 to £70,000558 votes (8%)
£70,001 to £100,000257 votes (4%)
£100,001 to £200,000126 votes (2%)
£200,001 to £500,00016 votes (0%)
Over £500,0003 votes (0%)
Would rather not say553 votes (8%)
What's your main employment status? (7206 votes)
Casual worker43 votes (1%)
Employed full time3626 votes (50%)
Employed part time792 votes (11%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave46 votes (1%)
Employed - zero-hour contract34 votes (0%)
Homemaker / carer223 votes (3%)
Not working (out of choice / work break)99 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time274 votes (4%)
Self-employed part time166 votes (2%)
Unemployed – looking for work43 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health138 votes (2%)
Full-time student117 votes (2%)
Part-time student9 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker36 votes (0%)
Retired1515 votes (21%)
Would rather not say 45 votes (1%)
Where do you get most of your news from (whether online, TV or in print)? (7198 votes)
BBC News4539 votes (63%)
Buzzfeed27 votes (0%)
Daily Express23 votes (0%)
Daily Mail462 votes (6%)
Daily Mirror36 votes (1%)
Daily Star6 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph135 votes (2%)
Financial Times25 votes (0%)
Huffington Post28 votes (0%)
Reddit47 votes (1%)
Sky News432 votes (6%)
The Guardian499 votes (7%)
The i63 votes (1%)
The Independent46 votes (1%)
The Sun46 votes (1%)
The Times109 votes (2%)
None of the above/other617 votes (9%)
Would rather not say58 votes (1%)
And to finish on a light-hearted note…If you could be on any reality TV show, which of these would you pick? (7195 votes)
Antiques Roadshow311 votes (4%)
The Apprentice263 votes (4%)
Bargain Hunt371 votes (5%)
Big Brother50 votes (1%)
Catchphrase296 votes (4%)
Coach Trip167 votes (2%)
Come Dine With Me227 votes (3%)
Countdown149 votes (2%)
Don’t Tell the Bride64 votes (1%)
First Dates74 votes (1%)
Geordie Shore18 votes (0%)
Gladiators136 votes (2%)
Gogglebox529 votes (7%)
Love Island14 votes (0%)
Made in Chelsea55 votes (1%)
Masterchef251 votes (3%)
Naked Attraction27 votes (0%)
Robot Wars335 votes (5%)
Strictly Come Dancing673 votes (9%)
The Only Way is Essex17 votes (0%)
Another show not listed328 votes (5%)
I wouldn’t go on a TV show2840 votes (39%)

           7,231 people have voted.

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