Take our life skills testMoneySaving Poll Results

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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 plug1860 votes (38%)
Back up a computer3446 votes (70%)
Put up a shelf straight2758 votes (56%)
Fill in a tax return2309 votes (47%)
Change a car wheel1204 votes (25%)
Use chopsticks2896 votes (59%)
Change a nappy3760 votes (77%)
Build a campfire2406 votes (49%)
Parallel park a car3894 votes (80%)
Sew a button on a shirt4255 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 meter4311 votes (88%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)1363 votes (28%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe3989 votes (82%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps3999 votes (82%)
Keep a plant alive3879 votes (79%)
Photoshop a picture2677 votes (55%)
Replace a bike chain1224 votes (25%)
Perform CPR3128 votes (64%)
Unblock a drain3242 votes (66%)
I'm female aged 40+ (13400 people)
Wire a plug10952 votes (82%)
Back up a computer8464 votes (63%)
Put up a shelf straight7438 votes (56%)
Fill in a tax return10283 votes (77%)
Change a car wheel5289 votes (39%)
Use chopsticks7822 votes (58%)
Change a nappy11990 votes (89%)
Build a campfire8345 votes (62%)
Parallel park a car10804 votes (81%)
Sew a button on a shirt13212 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 meter12869 votes (96%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)7156 votes (53%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe9949 votes (74%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps7584 votes (57%)
Keep a plant alive12074 votes (90%)
Photoshop a picture5786 votes (43%)
Replace a bike chain4028 votes (30%)
Perform CPR8858 votes (66%)
Unblock a drain10219 votes (76%)
I'm male aged under 40 (2415 people)
Wire a plug1710 votes (71%)
Back up a computer2200 votes (91%)
Put up a shelf straight1897 votes (79%)
Fill in a tax return1283 votes (53%)
Change a car wheel1628 votes (67%)
Use chopsticks1520 votes (63%)
Change a nappy1383 votes (57%)
Build a campfire1653 votes (68%)
Parallel park a car2152 votes (89%)
Sew a button on a shirt1434 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 meter2275 votes (94%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)760 votes (31%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe2216 votes (92%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps2225 votes (92%)
Keep a plant alive1969 votes (82%)
Photoshop a picture1500 votes (62%)
Replace a bike chain1494 votes (62%)
Perform CPR1433 votes (59%)
Unblock a drain1827 votes (76%)
I'm male aged 40+ (5428 people)
Wire a plug5325 votes (98%)
Back up a computer4506 votes (83%)
Put up a shelf straight4952 votes (91%)
Fill in a tax return4546 votes (84%)
Change a car wheel5000 votes (92%)
Use chopsticks3136 votes (58%)
Change a nappy4034 votes (74%)
Build a campfire4324 votes (80%)
Parallel park a car5105 votes (94%)
Sew a button on a shirt4593 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 meter5312 votes (98%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)3586 votes (66%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe5112 votes (94%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps3609 votes (66%)
Keep a plant alive4705 votes (87%)
Photoshop a picture2953 votes (54%)
Replace a bike chain4418 votes (81%)
Perform CPR3272 votes (60%)
Unblock a drain4873 votes (90%)
I'm agender/don't wish to reveal my gender or age (101 people)
Wire a plug77 votes (76%)
Back up a computer57 votes (56%)
Put up a shelf straight69 votes (68%)
Fill in a tax return73 votes (72%)
Change a car wheel51 votes (50%)
Use chopsticks49 votes (49%)
Change a nappy77 votes (76%)
Build a campfire62 votes (61%)
Parallel park a car75 votes (74%)
Sew a button on a shirt91 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 meter88 votes (87%)
Put up wallpaper (straight and neat)57 votes (56%)
Put together a flat-pack wardrobe65 votes (64%)
Back up and reinstall your smartphone apps41 votes (41%)
Keep a plant alive91 votes (90%)
Photoshop a picture49 votes (49%)
Replace a bike chain46 votes (46%)
Perform CPR58 votes (57%)
Unblock a drain75 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.