Take our life skills test

Take our life skills test

For this week's poll, we thought it would be interesting to see how many of these 21st century life skills you can actually do, pitting the younger generation against the older generation.

Please tick ALL you feel you could do to a competent level.

Results

I'm female aged under 40 (4894 people)
Wire a plug 1860 votes (38%)
Back up a computer 3446 votes (70%)
Put up a shelf straight 2758 votes (56%)
Fill in a tax return 2309 votes (47%)
Change a car wheel 1204 votes (25%)
Use chopsticks 2896 votes (59%)
Change a nappy 3760 votes (77%)
Build a campfire 2406 votes (49%)
Parallel park a car 3894 votes (80%)
Sew a button on a shirt 4255 votes (87%)
Boil an egg (so the middle's runny) 4159 votes (85%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road) 2037 votes (42%)
Read your energy meter 4311 votes (88%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 1363 votes (28%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 3989 votes (82%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps 3999 votes (82%)
Keep a plant alive 3879 votes (79%)
Photoshop a picture 2677 votes (55%)
Replace a bike chain 1224 votes (25%)
Perform CPR 3128 votes (64%)
Unblock a drain 3242 votes (66%)
I'm female aged 40+ (13400 people)
Wire a plug 10952 votes (82%)
Back up a computer 8464 votes (63%)
Put up a shelf straight 7438 votes (56%)
Fill in a tax return 10283 votes (77%)
Change a car wheel 5289 votes (39%)
Use chopsticks 7822 votes (58%)
Change a nappy 11990 votes (89%)
Build a campfire 8345 votes (62%)
Parallel park a car 10804 votes (81%)
Sew a button on a shirt 13212 votes (99%)
Boil an egg (so the middle's runny) 12887 votes (96%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road) 6896 votes (51%)
Read your energy meter 12869 votes (96%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 7156 votes (53%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 9949 votes (74%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps 7584 votes (57%)
Keep a plant alive 12074 votes (90%)
Photoshop a picture 5786 votes (43%)
Replace a bike chain 4028 votes (30%)
Perform CPR 8858 votes (66%)
Unblock a drain 10219 votes (76%)
I'm male aged under 40 (2415 people)
Wire a plug 1710 votes (71%)
Back up a computer 2200 votes (91%)
Put up a shelf straight 1897 votes (79%)
Fill in a tax return 1283 votes (53%)
Change a car wheel 1628 votes (67%)
Use chopsticks 1520 votes (63%)
Change a nappy 1383 votes (57%)
Build a campfire 1653 votes (68%)
Parallel park a car 2152 votes (89%)
Sew a button on a shirt 1434 votes (59%)
Boil an egg (so the middle's runny) 1946 votes (81%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road) 1635 votes (68%)
Read your energy meter 2275 votes (94%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 760 votes (31%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 2216 votes (92%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps 2225 votes (92%)
Keep a plant alive 1969 votes (82%)
Photoshop a picture 1500 votes (62%)
Replace a bike chain 1494 votes (62%)
Perform CPR 1433 votes (59%)
Unblock a drain 1827 votes (76%)
I'm male aged 40+ (5428 people)
Wire a plug 5325 votes (98%)
Back up a computer 4506 votes (83%)
Put up a shelf straight 4952 votes (91%)
Fill in a tax return 4546 votes (84%)
Change a car wheel 5000 votes (92%)
Use chopsticks 3136 votes (58%)
Change a nappy 4034 votes (74%)
Build a campfire 4324 votes (80%)
Parallel park a car 5105 votes (94%)
Sew a button on a shirt 4593 votes (85%)
Boil an egg (so the middle's runny) 5038 votes (93%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road) 4388 votes (81%)
Read your energy meter 5312 votes (98%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 3586 votes (66%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 5112 votes (94%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps 3609 votes (66%)
Keep a plant alive 4705 votes (87%)
Photoshop a picture 2953 votes (54%)
Replace a bike chain 4418 votes (81%)
Perform CPR 3272 votes (60%)
Unblock a drain 4873 votes (90%)
I'm agender/don't wish to reveal my gender or age (101 people)
Wire a plug 77 votes (76%)
Back up a computer 57 votes (56%)
Put up a shelf straight 69 votes (68%)
Fill in a tax return 73 votes (72%)
Change a car wheel 51 votes (50%)
Use chopsticks 49 votes (49%)
Change a nappy 77 votes (76%)
Build a campfire 62 votes (61%)
Parallel park a car 75 votes (74%)
Sew a button on a shirt 91 votes (90%)
Boil an egg (so the middle's runny) 89 votes (88%)
Drive overseas (on the other side of the road) 51 votes (50%)
Read your energy meter 88 votes (87%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat) 57 votes (56%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe 65 votes (64%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps 41 votes (41%)
Keep a plant alive 91 votes (90%)
Photoshop a picture 49 votes (49%)
Replace a bike chain 46 votes (46%)
Perform CPR 58 votes (57%)
Unblock a drain 75 votes (74%)

           26,235 people have voted.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.