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2nd July 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins
The nation says ‘thank you’ half a billion times a year, but a quarter of those thank yous are uttered out of politeness and without much thought, according to new research released today.
More than three quarters (77%) of Brits feel that others don’t say thank you to them enough for their acts of kindness, while 30% admit they should personally show more gratitude to others. In fact, 58% would go as far as saying the art of saying thank you is ‘dying out’.
Despite this, the majority of Brits think that saying thank you is good for mental health and wellbeing, with 90% agreeing that it gives them a boost.
Johnny spoke to etiquette coach William Hanson: