The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual CensusMoneySaving Poll Results

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

Please answer the following 11 questions.

Results

How old are you? (10799 votes)
18 or under43 votes (0%)
19 – 25481 votes (4%)
26 – 352129 votes (20%)
36 – 452102 votes (19%)
46 - 552361 votes (22%)
56 - 652204 votes (20%)
66+1452 votes (13%)
Would rather not say27 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (10799 votes)
Male – straight4104 votes (38%)
Male – gay309 votes (3%)
Male – bisexual56 votes (1%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality62 votes (1%)
Female – straight5832 votes (54%)
Female – lesbian78 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual138 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality120 votes (1%)
I don't associate with any gender16 votes (0%)
Would rather not say84 votes (1%)
Which region do you live in? (10798 votes)
Scotland876 votes (8%)
Wales498 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland185 votes (2%)
England – North East405 votes (4%)
England – North West1349 votes (12%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber922 votes (9%)
England – East Midlands762 votes (7%)
England – West Midlands840 votes (8%)
England – East of England803 votes (7%)
England - London983 votes (9%)
England – South East (excluding London)1978 votes (18%)
England – South West1103 votes (10%)
Outside the UK67 votes (1%)
Would rather not say27 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (10848 votes)
No qualifications308 votes (3%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma562 votes (5%)
5+ O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs848 votes (8%)
Apprentice57 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels707 votes (7%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc2043 votes (19%)
Degree (BA, BSc)3150 votes (29%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD)1449 votes (13%)
Professional qualification1648 votes (15%)
Would rather not say76 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (10796 votes)
I’m an atheist3368 votes (31%)
I’m agnostic1447 votes (13%)
Christian (Church of England)2860 votes (26%)
Christian (Catholic)921 votes (9%)
Christian (other)1082 votes (10%)
Buddhist51 votes (0%)
Hindu73 votes (1%)
Humanist88 votes (1%)
Jedi53 votes (0%)
Jewish67 votes (1%)
Muslim62 votes (1%)
Pagan49 votes (0%)
Sikh36 votes (0%)
Other203 votes (2%)
Would rather not say436 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (10793 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British9677 votes (90%)
White – Irish174 votes (2%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller2 votes (0%)
White – Other316 votes (3%)
Mixed109 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian149 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani37 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi13 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese36 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other29 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African32 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean59 votes (1%)
Black/Black British – Other7 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab6 votes (0%)
Other35 votes (0%)
Would rather not say112 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (10795 votes)
Single without kids1869 votes (17%)
Single with kids154 votes (1%)
Cohabiting without kids1148 votes (11%)
Cohabiting with kids408 votes (4%)
Married without kids2167 votes (20%)
Married with kids3839 votes (36%)
Divorced without kids334 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids476 votes (4%)
Widowed without kids158 votes (1%)
Widowed with kids155 votes (1%)
Would rather not say87 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (10799 votes)
Less than £8,164924 votes (9%)
£8,164 to £11,500672 votes (6%)
£11,501 to £15,000780 votes (7%)
£15,001 to £20,0001100 votes (10%)
£20,001 to £30,0002255 votes (21%)
£30,001 to £40,0001773 votes (16%)
£40,001 to £50,0001076 votes (10%)
£50,001 to £70,000817 votes (8%)
£70,001 to £100,000389 votes (4%)
£100,001 to £200,000180 votes (2%)
£200,001 to £500,00037 votes (0%)
Over £500,00010 votes (0%)
Would rather not say786 votes (7%)
What's your main employment status? (10819 votes)
Casual worker57 votes (1%)
Employed full time5169 votes (48%)
Employed part time1290 votes (12%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave65 votes (1%)
Employed - zero-hour contract52 votes (0%)
Homemaker / carer345 votes (3%)
Not working (out of choice / work break)152 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time381 votes (4%)
Self-employed part time286 votes (3%)
Unemployed – looking for work67 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health212 votes (2%)
Full-time student128 votes (1%)
Part-time student10 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker48 votes (0%)
Retired2487 votes (23%)
Would rather not say 70 votes (1%)
Where do you get most of your news from (whether online, TV, radio or in print)? (10954 votes)
BBC News6616 votes (60%)
Buzzfeed23 votes (0%)
Channel 465 votes (1%)
Daily Express25 votes (0%)
Daily Mail515 votes (5%)
Daily Mirror47 votes (0%)
Daily Star3 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph150 votes (1%)
Facebook444 votes (4%)
Financial Times35 votes (0%)
Huffington Post14 votes (0%)
ITV News231 votes (2%)
Local radio165 votes (2%)
Reddit67 votes (1%)
Sky News486 votes (4%)
The Guardian715 votes (7%)
The i76 votes (1%)
The Independent51 votes (0%)
The Sun28 votes (0%)
The Times155 votes (1%)
Twitter472 votes (4%)
None of the above/other490 votes (4%)
Would rather not say81 votes (1%)
And to finish on a light-hearted note…If you could be on any TV show, which of these would you pick? (10113 votes)
Antiques Roadshow407 votes (4%)
The Apprentice322 votes (3%)
Bargain Hunt477 votes (5%)
Big Brother49 votes (0%)
Britain's Got Talent30 votes (0%)
Catchphrase411 votes (4%)
Coach Trip181 votes (2%)
Come Dine With Me219 votes (2%)
Countdown281 votes (3%)
Don’t Tell the Bride62 votes (1%)
First Dates129 votes (1%)
Geordie Shore14 votes (0%)
Gladiators176 votes (2%)
Gogglebox655 votes (6%)
Great British Bake Off541 votes (5%)
Love Island45 votes (0%)
Made in Chelsea85 votes (1%)
Masterchef223 votes (2%)
Naked Attraction44 votes (0%)
Robot Wars390 votes (4%)
Strictly Come Dancing1092 votes (11%)
The Only Way is Essex15 votes (0%)
The X Factor39 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t go on a TV show4226 votes (42%)

           10,900 people have voted.

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