As National Stationery Week (April 25-May 1) begins today, celebrating the written word, a YouGov poll has revealed which regions that are less likely to put pen to paper, with London taking top spot.
A national survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of National Stationery Week, questioned more than 2,000 people across all regions and found that Londoners, took the lowest score of 68 percent when asked if they thought writing by hand is very important. This contrasted with people in Wales, who, when asked the same question, scored the highest with 84 percent.
Chris Leonard-Morgan, Organiser of National Stationery Week said, “whether it’s jotting down a shopping list, writing a birthday card, taking down a phone message or filling in an application form, handwriting is part of our daily lives. While modern technology has transformed the way we communicate, the skill of handwriting remains important in education, employment and everyday life. It isn’t a question of just using one or the other.”
Other handwriting regions include;
The Midlands 78%
South East 78%
Yorkshire and Humber 73%(City of Culture 2017)
Chris added, “the results of the YouGov poll show that handwriting remains as important as ever, with the overwhelming majority of people surveyed saying they believed it is an important tool and that it is vital children continue to be taught handwriting at school.”
National Stationery Week runs between 25th April-1st May and encourages people of all ages to share their thoughts on why writing by hand still matters.