Keyboard Capital – Lazy Londoners leave long hand lagging behind finds YouGov survey.

Posted by National Stationery Week

  • April 25-May 1 marks National Stationery Week where Britons, young and old, are being encouraged to share their thoughts on why writing by hand still matters.
  • A YouGov poll reveals that when questioned, Londoners are less likely to put pen to paper than their Welsh counterparts.


A national survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of National Stationery Week, questioned more than 2,000 people across all regions and found that only 68% Londoners think that writing by hand is very important. This contrasted strongly with people in Wales when asked the same question, with people from Wales registering feedback of a staggering 84%.

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 loving regions include;

The Midlands 78%

South East 78%

Yorkshire and Humber 73% (City of Culture 2017)

“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.”

So, if you want to support our campaign to ensure the beauty of handwriting continues for generations to come, it’s time to pick up your pen, start talking about stationery and keep Britain writing!

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This press release was posted on Sunday, April 24th, 2016.

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