More Than Half Of Americans Still Stop To Pick Up A Penny

January 23, 2018

Pennies are so useless nowadays...I still have so many of them everywhere, but can’t remember the last time I paid for something with one. But that isn’t stopping everyone who believes in the power of a penny found on the ground.

YouGov did a survey and found that 56% of Americans still pick up a penny of the ground if they see one. That’s wild compared to the only 14% of people who’d stop for a quarter, and only 6% would stop for a dime.

And of course the money is going straight into the classic spare change jar; 36% of people say coins they just save the coins they pick up off the ground.