Brits say “yes” twice as many times as they say “no”

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New research reveals that the average Briton says “yes” 13 times every day, and “no” just six times, with 82% saying they are now more likely to give things the thumbs up than down in their daily lives.

The research of over 2,000 Britons, commissioned by Fibre One, found that over a third admitted that events during recent years have made them more likely to say yes in general.

The things that Brits are likely to say yes to include a side of chips with their steak (49%), whipped cream and marshmallows in their hot chocolate (33%), a flake and sauce on their ice cream (44%) and when the kids or other half fancy a takeaway (40%).

When it comes to why the nation is optimistic, 41% say the pandemic made them realise life is too short to say no.


  1. To coffee with a friend in need 55%
  2. To meeting up with old friends you haven’t seen in a while 54%
  3. To an extra hour in bed 54%
  4. To a slice of cake or a biscuit in the office 54%
  5. To spontaneous trips and activities 52%
  6. To a romantic walk in the park with your other half 51%
  7. To a side of chips with your steak 49%
  8. To watching a film your other half is desperate to see 49%
  9. To a doughnut 47%
  10. To walking instead of using the car or getting the bus 45%
  11. To spontaneous trips abroad and mini breaks 45%
  12. To helping a friend, move house, even if it’s a pain 45%
  13. To a flake and sauce on your ice cream 44%
  14. To brunch with pals 42%
  15. To a quick drink at your local 41%
  16. When your kids or other half fancy a takeaway 40%
  17. To a glass of wine after a long day 39%
  18. To getting dressed up for a date night 36%
  19. To learning a new skill or taking a night class 33%
  20. To whipped cream and marshmallows on your hot chocolate 33%

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