Would you bend down to pick up a penny? MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

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 handy251 votes (35%)
No coppers, at least 5p83 votes (12%)
10p or more111 votes (15%)
50p or more159 votes (22%)
£1+59 votes (8%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum15 votes (2%)
At least a tenner3 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything7 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right24 votes (3%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity7 votes (1%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 (2734 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy1053 votes (39%)
No coppers, at least 5p268 votes (10%)
10p or more434 votes (16%)
50p or more562 votes (21%)
£1+225 votes (8%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum58 votes (2%)
At least a tenner5 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything6 votes (0%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right67 votes (2%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity56 votes (2%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 (4653 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy2846 votes (61%)
No coppers, at least 5p350 votes (8%)
10p or more462 votes (10%)
50p or more476 votes (10%)
£1+178 votes (4%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum46 votes (1%)
At least a tenner8 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything24 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right100 votes (2%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity163 votes (4%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 (4847 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy3381 votes (70%)
No coppers, at least 5p330 votes (7%)
10p or more311 votes (6%)
50p or more297 votes (6%)
£1+120 votes (2%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum22 votes (0%)
At least a tenner4 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything16 votes (0%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right56 votes (1%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity310 votes (6%)
I'm aged 65+ (2706 votes)
I’d pick up a penny – you never know when it’ll be handy1938 votes (72%)
No coppers, at least 5p160 votes (6%)
10p or more152 votes (6%)
50p or more93 votes (3%)
£1+36 votes (1%)
No coins, only notes, so £5 minimum8 votes (0%)
At least a tenner3 votes (0%)
I wouldn’t bend down for anything17 votes (1%)
It’s not my money, so wouldn’t feel right20 votes (1%)
I pick all money up and give it to charity279 votes (10%)

                   15,659 votes received.

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