The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual CensusMoneySaving Poll Results

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So who are MoneySavers? For the fifth year running, rather than data-mining, we reckon the politest way to find out is just to ask. Plus we think you may like to find out a little bit more about who else uses this site (or more accurately, who uses this site and answers the polls).

Welcome to the fifth annual MSE census.

Please answer the following 11 questions.

Results

How old are you? (8978 votes)
18 or under34 votes (0%)
19 – 25456 votes (5%)
26 – 351861 votes (21%)
36 – 451510 votes (17%)
46 – 551701 votes (19%)
56 – 651869 votes (21%)
66+1517 votes (17%)
Would rather not say30 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (8976 votes)
Male – straight3865 votes (43%)
Male – gay294 votes (3%)
Male – bisexual53 votes (1%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality60 votes (1%)
Female – straight4300 votes (48%)
Female – lesbian88 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual110 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality107 votes (1%)
I don't associate with any gender14 votes (0%)
Would rather not say85 votes (1%)
Which region do you live in? (8968 votes)
Scotland677 votes (8%)
Wales380 votes (4%)
Northern Ireland136 votes (2%)
England – North East315 votes (4%)
England – North West1015 votes (11%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber772 votes (9%)
England – East Midlands674 votes (8%)
England – West Midlands734 votes (8%)
England – East of England642 votes (7%)
England – London924 votes (10%)
England – South East (excluding London)1658 votes (18%)
England – South West957 votes (11%)
Outside the UK57 votes (1%)
Would rather not say27 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (9004 votes)
No qualifications239 votes (3%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma465 votes (5%)
5+ O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs575 votes (6%)
Apprenticeship101 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels522 votes (6%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc1531 votes (17%)
Degree (BA, BSc)2749 votes (31%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD)1321 votes (15%)
Professional qualification1409 votes (16%)
Would rather not say92 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (8964 votes)
I’m agnostic1934 votes (22%)
Christian (Church of England)2354 votes (26%)
Christian (Roman Catholic)695 votes (8%)
Christian (other)885 votes (10%)
Buddhist45 votes (1%)
Hindu68 votes (1%)
I’m an atheist2052 votes (23%)
Humanist161 votes (2%)
Jedi58 votes (1%)
Jewish53 votes (1%)
Muslim49 votes (1%)
Pagan35 votes (0%)
Sikh35 votes (0%)
Other165 votes (2%)
Would rather not say375 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (8980 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British7938 votes (88%)
White – Irish145 votes (2%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller2 votes (0%)
White – Other311 votes (3%)
Mixed120 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian141 votes (2%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani34 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi9 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese48 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Other30 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African25 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean54 votes (1%)
Black/Black British – Other6 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab10 votes (0%)
Other17 votes (0%)
Would rather not say90 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (8965 votes)
Single without kids1659 votes (19%)
Single with kids125 votes (1%)
Cohabiting without kids1038 votes (12%)
Cohabiting with kids286 votes (3%)
Married without kids1971 votes (22%)
Married with kids2916 votes (33%)
Divorced without kids294 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids325 votes (4%)
Widowed without kids155 votes (2%)
Widowed with kids118 votes (1%)
Would rather not say78 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (8963 votes)
Less than £8,424632 votes (7%)
£8,424 to £11,850520 votes (6%)
£11,851 to £15,000594 votes (7%)
£15,001 to £20,000879 votes (10%)
£20,001 to £30,0001896 votes (21%)
£30,001 to £40,0001417 votes (16%)
£40,001 to £50,000930 votes (10%)
£50,001 to £70,000765 votes (9%)
£70,001 to £100,000380 votes (4%)
£100,001 to £200,000160 votes (2%)
£200,001 to £500,00017 votes (0%)
Over £500,0007 votes (0%)
Would rather not say766 votes (9%)
What's your main employment status? (8979 votes)
Casual worker51 votes (1%)
Employed full time4291 votes (48%)
Employed part time945 votes (11%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave40 votes (0%)
Employed – zero-hour contract29 votes (0%)
Homemaker / carer233 votes (3%)
Not working (out of choice / work break)117 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time292 votes (3%)
Self-employed part time232 votes (3%)
Unemployed – looking for work47 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health153 votes (2%)
Full-time student111 votes (1%)
Part-time student13 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker43 votes (0%)
Retired2328 votes (26%)
Would rather not say 54 votes (1%)
Where do you get most of your news from (whether online, TV, radio or in print)? (9176 votes)
BBC News5636 votes (61%)
Buzzfeed15 votes (0%)
Channel 473 votes (1%)
Daily Express20 votes (0%)
Daily Mail429 votes (5%)
Daily Mirror36 votes (0%)
Daily Star3 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph136 votes (1%)
Facebook219 votes (2%)
Financial Times38 votes (0%)
Huffington Post9 votes (0%)
ITV News312 votes (3%)
Local radio145 votes (2%)
Reddit82 votes (1%)
Sky News314 votes (3%)
The Guardian612 votes (7%)
The i57 votes (1%)
The Independent38 votes (0%)
The Sun34 votes (0%)
The Times142 votes (2%)
Twitter256 votes (3%)
None of the above / other480 votes (5%)
Would rather not say90 votes (1%)
And to finish on a light-hearted note…what's your favourite biscuit? (8932 votes)
Bourbon540 votes (6%)
Chocolate chip cookie631 votes (7%)
Chocolate digestive1369 votes (15%)
Chocolate finger170 votes (2%)
Chocolate Hobnob1095 votes (12%)
Custard cream554 votes (6%)
Digestive305 votes (3%)
Fig roll284 votes (3%)
Garibaldi97 votes (1%)
Ginger542 votes (6%)
Hobnob345 votes (4%)
Jaffa Cake717 votes (8%)
Malted milk187 votes (2%)
Nice54 votes (1%)
Oreo181 votes (2%)
Party ring96 votes (1%)
Pink wafer54 votes (1%)
Rich Tea165 votes (2%)
Shortcake310 votes (3%)
Teacake141 votes (2%)
Viennese whirl317 votes (4%)
I don't eat biscuits778 votes (9%)

           9,124 people have voted.

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