Is it time to ditch 1p and 2p coins?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

Ireland is aiming to stop producing 1 and 2 cent coins to get there it wants to encourage shops to round prices down or up to the nearest five cents.

Should we aim to ditch copper coins in the UK too? Which is nearest to your view?




Results

Im aged under 18 (131 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway29 votes (22%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but its about time26 votes (20%)
Keep them its just a recipe for prices to go up44 votes (34%)
Keep them theyre part of our heritage22 votes (17%)
I dont care either way10 votes (8%)
Im aged 18-24 (841 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway266 votes (32%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but its about time182 votes (22%)
Keep them its just a recipe for prices to go up249 votes (30%)
Keep them theyre part of our heritage100 votes (12%)
I dont care either way44 votes (5%)
Im aged 25-34 (4509 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway1442 votes (32%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but its about time1021 votes (23%)
Keep them its just a recipe for prices to go up1346 votes (30%)
Keep them theyre part of our heritage461 votes (10%)
I dont care either way239 votes (5%)
Im aged 35-49 (7594 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway1827 votes (24%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but its about time1876 votes (25%)
Keep them its just a recipe for prices to go up2808 votes (37%)
Keep them theyre part of our heritage774 votes (10%)
I dont care either way309 votes (4%)
Im aged 50-64 (7948 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway1472 votes (19%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but its about time1546 votes (19%)
Keep them its just a recipe for prices to go up4111 votes (52%)
Keep them theyre part of our heritage547 votes (7%)
I dont care either way272 votes (3%)
Im aged 65+ (5176 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway792 votes (15%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but its about time984 votes (19%)
Keep them its just a recipe for prices to go up2925 votes (57%)
Keep them theyre part of our heritage316 votes (6%)
I dont care either way159 votes (3%)

                   26,199 votes received.

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.