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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 12th Sep 17, 12:18 PM
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    MSE Poll: The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:18 PM
    MSE Poll: The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census 12th Sep 17 at 12:18 PM
    Poll started 12 September 2017

    The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census


    So who are MoneySavers? For the fourth 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 fourth annual MSE census.



    Please answer the following 11 questions.


    Did you vote? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below. To see the results from last time, click here.

    If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply.

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    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 13th Sep 17, 9:22 AM
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    • #2
    • 13th Sep 17, 9:22 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:22 AM
    There is one flaw in the Employment section: you're missing out contractors. We're essentially zero hours employees BUT because we're forced to work through our own limited companies, we have even less rights.
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' "

    C.R.A.P R.O.L.L.Z. #47 Official Brain Harvesting Body Counter
    • FlowerBob
    • By FlowerBob 13th Sep 17, 9:35 AM
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    FlowerBob
    • #3
    • 13th Sep 17, 9:35 AM
    Maternity/Paternity leave
    • #3
    • 13th Sep 17, 9:35 AM
    A fascinating exercise but please could you update the employment option

    "Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave"

    to include Dads on parental leave?
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    You spent twenty thousand francs on this !!!!??
    Marc - Art, Yasmina Riza
    • Gizmo72
    • By Gizmo72 13th Sep 17, 10:59 AM
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    • #4
    • 13th Sep 17, 10:59 AM
    • #4
    • 13th Sep 17, 10:59 AM
    It kept saying I had chosen too many options and was only allowed 11.
    "A dog will sit next to you while you work. A cat will sit on the work."
    • fiendishly
    • By fiendishly 13th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
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    • #5
    • 13th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
    • #5
    • 13th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
    Pointless!
    not sure who wrote the questions but I feel that missing out pointless from the list of TV shows is a big mistake
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 13th Sep 17, 4:11 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    • #6
    • 13th Sep 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 4:11 PM
    Who rated getting a City & Guilds certificate higher than an apprenticeship?

    I got both and I would definitely rate the apprenticeship higher.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2338.5
    This week 87.8
    • mark5
    • By mark5 13th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
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    • #7
    • 13th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
    • #7
    • 13th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
    I can't believe that many watch the BBC's version of the news.
    • davetrousers
    • By davetrousers 13th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
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    • #8
    • 13th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 4:29 PM
    I can't believe that many watch the BBC's version of the news.
    Originally posted by mark5
    Go on then I'll bite. What's wrong with the BBC?
    .....

    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 13th Sep 17, 4:38 PM
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    • #9
    • 13th Sep 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 4:38 PM
    Go on then I'll bite. What's wrong with the BBC?
    Originally posted by davetrousers
    I too was amazed. Gave up the BBC in May this year- it's dreadful.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 13th Sep 17, 4:56 PM
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    Torry Quine
    Go on then I'll bite. What's wrong with the BBC?
    Originally posted by davetrousers
    I thought the same. The BBC is my news source of choice
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
    • XRAT
    • By XRAT 13th Sep 17, 8:24 PM
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    XRAT
    TV programme
    "Escape to the Country" please.
    • aintreemaid
    • By aintreemaid 14th Sep 17, 11:11 AM
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    aintreemaid
    I can't believe that many watch the BBC's version of the news.
    Originally posted by mark5
    I ticked that box but I don't watch BBC news - I listen to it on good old-fashioned radio! The pictures are much better!
    • Patti27
    • By Patti27 14th Sep 17, 10:10 PM
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    Patti27
    Scotland & Wales are countries not regions. If you can have regional options for England you can do the same for Scotland & Wales.
    If I remember correctly, I mentioned this the last time too.

    If you only want us to select 1 option, don't let us pick more than 1 tick box.
    • Kered
    • By Kered 15th Sep 17, 8:54 AM
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    Kered
    What's the highest level of qualifications you've got?
    Surviving life into my fifties without any qualifications.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 20th Sep 17, 3:44 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    Scotland & Wales are countries not regions. If you can have regional options for England you can do the same for Scotland & Wales.
    If I remember correctly, I mentioned this the last time too.
    Originally posted by Patti27
    estimated 2015 UK population:
    England - 54.8million
    Scotland - 5.4 million
    Wales - 3.1 million
    NI - 1.9 million

    On that basis it's perfectly reasonable to subdivide England into regions but not the other 3 countries of the UK.
    • DiscountofMonteCristo
    • By DiscountofMonteCristo 20th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
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    DiscountofMonteCristo
    So it seems the average is a straight white atheist woman aged 46 to 55, living in the south-east (but not London), with a degree, a marriage and kids and a full-time job that brings in £20,000 to £30,000, who gets her news from the BBC but wouldn't go on a TV show.
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