Would you bend down to pick up a penny?

Would you bend down to pick up a penny?

These days when many refuse to pick up their change in coppers, how much would it have to be for you to bend down and pick up money lying on the ground?

Choose the option that’s closest to what you’d do:




Results

I'm aged under 25 (719 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy 251 votes (35%)
No coppers, at least 5p 83 votes (12%)
10p or more 111 votes (15%)
50p or more 159 votes (22%)
£1+ 59 votes (8%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum 15 votes (2%)
At least a tenner 3 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything 7 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right 24 votes (3%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity 7 votes (1%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (2734 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy 1053 votes (39%)
No coppers, at least 5p 268 votes (10%)
10p or more 434 votes (16%)
50p or more 562 votes (21%)
£1+ 225 votes (8%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum 58 votes (2%)
At least a tenner 5 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything 6 votes (0%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right 67 votes (2%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity 56 votes (2%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (4653 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy 2846 votes (61%)
No coppers, at least 5p 350 votes (8%)
10p or more 462 votes (10%)
50p or more 476 votes (10%)
£1+ 178 votes (4%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum 46 votes (1%)
At least a tenner 8 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything 24 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right 100 votes (2%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity 163 votes (4%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (4847 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy 3381 votes (70%)
No coppers, at least 5p 330 votes (7%)
10p or more 311 votes (6%)
50p or more 297 votes (6%)
£1+ 120 votes (2%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum 22 votes (0%)
At least a tenner 4 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything 16 votes (0%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right 56 votes (1%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity 310 votes (6%)
I'm aged 65+ (2706 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy 1938 votes (72%)
No coppers, at least 5p 160 votes (6%)
10p or more 152 votes (6%)
50p or more 93 votes (3%)
£1+ 36 votes (1%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum 8 votes (0%)
At least a tenner 3 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything 17 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right 20 votes (1%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity 279 votes (10%)

                   15,659 votes received.

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