Do you agree with the 5p charge for carrier bags? MoneySaving Poll Results

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From 5 Oct, England joins the rest of the UK in charging 5p for most carrier bags from supermarkets and other large retailers - the money will go to charity. The aim is to reduce the use of bags, which can cause serious environmental problems. Retailers will be fined if they don’t comply.

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Results

I live in England (21291 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough3306 votes (16%)
A 5p charge is a good idea8760 votes (41%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much2244 votes (11%)
I disagree with adding this charge6981 votes (33%)
I live in Northern Ireland (387 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough91 votes (24%)
A 5p charge is a good idea213 votes (55%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much22 votes (6%)
I disagree with adding this charge61 votes (16%)
I live in Scotland (1739 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough258 votes (15%)
A 5p charge is a good idea1069 votes (61%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much68 votes (4%)
I disagree with adding this charge344 votes (20%)
I live in Wales (1053 votes)
I support the charge, but 5p isn’t enough174 votes (17%)
A 5p charge is a good idea708 votes (67%)
I like the idea of charging, but 5p is too much33 votes (3%)
I disagree with adding this charge138 votes (13%)

                   24,470 votes received.

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