Would you bend to pick up a penny?

Would you bend to pick up a penny?

You’re walking down an empty street, and you see a coin on the floor a few yards away, slightly out of your path.

How much would it have to be for you to step across and pocket it?

There’s no 1p option to exclude ‘a penny for luck’.


A. 2p 8,473 votes (34 %)
B. 5p 1,955 votes (8 %)
C. 10p 2,844 votes (11 %)
D. 20p 2,813 votes (11 %)
E. 50p 4,130 votes (16 %)
F. £1 2,482 votes (10 %)
G. £2 422 votes (2 %)
H. Even £2 isn’t worth it. 165 votes (1 %)
I. It’s not my money, I wouldn’t pick it up. 648 votes (3 %)
J. I’d pocket whatever it is and give it to charity. 1,199 votes (5 %)

                   25,131 votes received.

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