When your change is just a penny (or pennies) do you bother taking it?

When your change is just a penny (or pennies) do you bother taking it?

There’s an old adage that says: “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.” But does it still ring true? Reports suggest many people just leave their change if it’s only a penny (or pennies). What do you do?

Please choose the option closest to your USUAL way of behaving:

Results

I’m under 18 (78 votes)
Always take it 35 votes (45%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not take it 31 votes (40%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not leave it 5 votes (6%)
Leave it – don’t want it 4 votes (5%)
Take it but chuck it on the floor 3 votes (4%)
I’m 18 to 24 (508 votes)
Always take it 233 votes (46%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not take it 209 votes (41%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not leave it 41 votes (8%)
Leave it – don’t want it 20 votes (4%)
Take it but chuck it on the floor 5 votes (1%)
I’m 25 to 34 (1880 votes)
Always take it 1030 votes (55%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not take it 693 votes (37%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not leave it 89 votes (5%)
Leave it – don’t want it 60 votes (3%)
Take it but chuck it on the floor 8 votes (0%)
I’m 35 to 49 (3010 votes)
Always take it 1808 votes (60%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not take it 1057 votes (35%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not leave it 97 votes (3%)
Leave it – don’t want it 46 votes (2%)
Take it but chuck it on the floor 2 votes (0%)
I’m 50 to 64 (2344 votes)
Always take it 1250 votes (53%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not take it 990 votes (42%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not leave it 77 votes (3%)
Leave it – don’t want it 25 votes (1%)
Take it but chuck it on the floor 2 votes (0%)
I’m 65+ (861 votes)
Always take it 447 votes (52%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not take it 376 votes (44%)
Put it in a charity jar if one’s there, if not leave it 22 votes (3%)
Leave it – don’t want it 10 votes (1%)
Take it but chuck it on the floor 6 votes (1%)

                   8,681 votes received.

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