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UK Insights

How many people are left-handed?

Kirsty Cooke

Head of Digital Content, UK

Leisure 09.07.2018 / 10:00

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A recent Lightspeed survey has found that 11% of people in the UK are left-handed.

In celebration of Left Handers Day (13 August), we wanted to find out how many people were left handed in the UK. When asked ‘Which is your dominant hand/writing hand?’, 11% of respondents in a recent Lightspeed survey said, ‘left hand’. 87% said ‘right hand’, while 2% said ‘both hands (ambidextrous)’.



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International Left-Handers Day was firsted observed on 13 August 1976, to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left handers in a predominantly right-handed world. This event is celebrated worldwide and in the UK there have been over 20 regional events to mark the day in recent years including left-v-right sport matches and left-handed tea parties.

These events have raised awareness of the difficulties and fustrations experienced by left-handers in their everyday life, and this has successfully led to improvement in product design and a greater consideration of our needs by the right-handed majority… however, there is still a long way to go.

Source : Lightspeed

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