'Which paper do you read?' poll results/discussion

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
Poll between 12-18 August 2008:

Which paper do you read?

We thought it’d be interesting to find out what newspapers MoneySavers read. If you read more than one, please pick the paper you read MOST in a typical week.

A. Sun/News of the World - 10% (879 votes)
B. Daily Star/ Daily Star Sunday - 1% (67 votes)
C. Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror - 4% (334 votes)
D. Express/Sunday Express - 3% (248 votes)
E. Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday - 16% (1387 votes)
F. Times/Sunday Times - 12% (1053 votes)
G. Guardian/Observer - 12% (1008 votes)
H. Independent/Indie on Sunday - 4% (309 votes)
I. Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph - 7% (637 votes)
J. Financial Times - 1% (77 votes)
K. The Morning Star - 0% (7 votes)
L. The Herald - 1% (60 votes)
M. Scotland on Sunday - 0% (11 votes)
N. Scottish Telegraph - 0% (3 votes)
O. The Scotsman - 1% (47 votes)
P. Daily Record/Sunday Mail - 1% (99 votes)
Q. Sunday Post - 0% (16 votes)
R. Other Scottish National Newspaper - 0% (11 votes)
S. Western Mail - 0% (19 votes)
T. Other paid for local/regional/national paper - 5% (423 votes)
U. Other free local/regional/national newspaper - 4% (379 votes)
V. Access news online/via broadcast - 11% (910 votes)
W. None - 6% (527 votes)

Voting has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks to everybody that voted :)
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  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    The poll's coming up as the "forego a pay rise" one.

    When I read a paper, it's usually options U or V.
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  • Good to see that 20% of us are not adding to the paper industry or wasting all them 50p's

    Would be interesting to see what the figure was last year, and in two or three years time though.
    why do we do it,

    spending money we dont have on things we dont need :confused:


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  • Coveredinbees!!!!Coveredinbees!!!! Forumite
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    I never buy a paper except the very occasional evening standard, I some times read other peoples but I think they are an utter waste of money.
    Is it summer yet?
  • oh dear it's depressing to see so many mail readers!
  • LimeLightLimeLight Forumite
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    I thought as much.

    I high number of this forum read the Daily Mail :(
    just passing through.... Nothing to see....
  • sparrersparrer Forumite
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    As a cheapskate I only look at the local freebies, as a cynic I don't read the nationals as the news is the same as 20 years ago - only the names have changed...:rolleyes:
  • I can't believe that the fantastic free paper the metro hasn't been listed.
    My journey to work woudn't be the same without it.
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  • savemoneysavemoney Forumite
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    None, I try and save money for the more important things in life, fags and boose. ;)

    I do read the Daily Mail/Telegraph online though and local paper which is often devoid of much news as they are tight and want you to buy the paper
  • This poll cannot offer a fair result because you have lumped the dailies with the Sundays. Separate them out and it will be much more meaningful.

    For example I read The Daily Telegraph during the week but the Sunday Times on Sunday. Among my cuircle most do the same, though not necessarily the same papers as me.
    Poll Started 12 August 2008:

    Which paper do you read?

    We thought it’d be interesting to find out what newspapers MoneySavers read. If you read more than one, please pick the paper you read MOST in a typical week.

    A. Sun/News of the World
    B. Daily Star/ Daily Star Sunday
    C. Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror
    D. Express/Sunday Express
    E. Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday
    F. Times/Sunday Times
    G. Guardian/Observer
    H. Independent/Indie on Sunday
    I. Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph
    J. Financial Times
    K. The Morning Star
    L. The Herald
    M. Scotland on Sunday
    N. Scottish Telegraph
    O. The Scotsman
    P. Daily Record/Sunday Mail
    Q. Sunday Post
    R. Other Scottish National Newspaper
    S. Western Mail
    T. Other paid for local/regional/national paper
    U. Other free local/regional/national newspaper
    V. Access news online/via broadcast
    W. None

    Please vote here or click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)
  • DorrieDorrie Forumite
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    I read the local free papers every week, but they aren't my favourite! I like the Daily Mail (not the Sunday one though) but only read it on very rare occasions as my husband insists on reading it aswell, and he takes forever to read a newspaper! I kid you not - a few years ago, he had a pile of newspapers to read and wouldn't chuck them out until he had read them, and when I looked through them, some of them were two or three YEARS old! He insisted he had to read them in case he missed something! ~So I don't buy one now as I can't take the stress of the newspaper mountain that results! (And yes, in the end I slimmed the pile down without him noticing by using them for an incontinent cat we had at the time! I tried throwing some out but hubby went through the bins and retrieved them).

    I actually get virtually all my news from teletext/ceefax.
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