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Lost property: 18-24 year olds much more airheaded than their elders


A study carried out by Ipsos for the start-up Troov estimates that 35 million the number of objects lost by the French in one year.

Telephone, credit card, wallet... Forgetting your personal belongings somewhere can be quite annoying or even very annoying depending on the misplaced item.

No less than 35 million objects would have been lost between July 2021 and July 2020 by the French, or 1.2 objects per household, according to a study* carried out by Ipsos for the start-up Troov, which offers management software objects found with organizations open to the public.

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But it must be recognized, some people are more airheaded than others and have a certain ability to forget their business.

For the French, it is very rare to lose only one object, it is often a matter of serial losses, at least two objects over the period concerned.

Young people turn out to be the most stunned since 18-24 year olds lose twice as many objects as those over 35 years old.

The street, the main place of loss

Among the places where the French lose the most objects, we find mainly places of everyday life: first the street (49%), then municipal establishments such as schools and swimming pools (33%), finally, centers shopping (27%) and public transport (26%).

As far as lost items are concerned, the identity card comes first ahead of wallets, keys, smartphones, and glasses.

And unfortunately, 59% of people never manage to find their misplaced items.

Only a small number of French people (2.5%) find all their lost objects thanks to lost and found offices, the majority of people who find them managing for themselves (21%), for example using social networks...

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*Study carried out on a sample of 1000 people constituting a national representative sample of the French population aged 18 to 64, on July 16, 2021.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-01-23

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