Should 1p and 2p pieces be ditched? MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

A year ago, the Chancellor called 1p and 2p coins obsolete. This week, he'll announce his decision on whether to scrap them (it's expected he won't).

The likes of Australia, Canada and Sweden have already ditched their copper equivalents, so should the UK follow suit?

Please select one option CLOSEST to your view.

Results

I'm aged under 25 (515 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway229 votes (44%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but it's about time93 votes (18%)
Keep them it's just a recipe for prices to go up118 votes (23%)
Keep them they're part of our heritage53 votes (10%)
I don't care either way22 votes (4%)
I'm aged 25-34 (1964 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway857 votes (44%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but it's about time478 votes (24%)
Keep them it's just a recipe for prices to go up403 votes (21%)
Keep them they're part of our heritage155 votes (8%)
I don't care either way71 votes (4%)
I'm aged 35-49 (3656 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway1110 votes (30%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but it's about time976 votes (27%)
Keep them it's just a recipe for prices to go up1054 votes (29%)
Keep them they're part of our heritage370 votes (10%)
I don't care either way146 votes (4%)
I'm aged 50-64 (3476 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway882 votes (25%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but it's about time762 votes (22%)
Keep them it's just a recipe for prices to go up1403 votes (40%)
Keep them they're part of our heritage286 votes (8%)
I don't care either way143 votes (4%)
I'm aged 65+ (2154 votes)
Ditch them I never bother with coppers now anyway441 votes (20%)
Ditch them sad to see them go, but it's about time388 votes (18%)
Keep them it's just a recipe for prices to go up1111 votes (52%)
Keep them they're part of our heritage129 votes (6%)
I don't care either way85 votes (4%)

                   11,765 votes received.

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