Poll: Coca Cola research says Ipswich is a kinder place than Norwich. Do you agree?

The Coca-Cola lorry parked at the entrance to Chapelfield, Norwich that many shoppers stopped to photograph or have their pictures taken next to. Photo: Steve Adams The Coca-Cola lorry parked at the entrance to Chapelfield, Norwich that many shoppers stopped to photograph or have their pictures taken next to. Photo: Steve Adams

Sunday, December 15, 2013
5:03 PM

Ipswich is a kinder place than Norwich, according to research carried out for Coca Cola.

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The survey results, released to coincide the visit of the soft drink giant’s Christmas truck to the city today, asked 2,500 people on the truck’s tour route five questions to gauge how kind they are.

Ipswich came top of the “kindness hotspot” list for the number of people who regularly volunteer or donate to charity.

Suffolk’s county town was second to Ely for overall kindness, third for people giving food or money to the homeless, and third for people leaving a thank you present or tip for their bin man, milk man or paper boy.

In contrast, Norwich failed to make the top 20 for any of the measures of kindness examined, in contrast to cities as far apart as Brighton, York, Liverpool and Glasgow.

Brid Drohan-Stewart from Coca-Cola said: “The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is a highlight of the festive season for a lot of people, and what better place to spread Christmas cheer than Norwich which is embodying what Christmas is all about. Keep up the good deeds Norwich!”

Hundreds of people had their photograph taken with the multi-national’s Christmas lorry when it visited the Intu Chapelfield Shopping Centre today, where a choir sang carols as elves served chilled Coca Cola.

The company said that 47pc of people from Norwich would invite an elderly neighbour or relative for Christmas if they knew they were going to be alone, while a postman said he worked late to ensure a Christmas present was delivered on Christmas Eve, and another person said they said Merry Christmas to everyone they passed.

Do you agree with Coca Cola’s findings? Vote in our poll or comment below.

13 comments

  • I would have thought that corporate monoliths such as Coca Cola, would be last people to lecture the rest of us about generosity

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • It's one for all and all for none in Norwich.

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    Skoalbandit

    Monday, December 16, 2013

  • “The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is a highlight of product awareness this season for our marketing people, and hoe better to advertise than inventing a survey: embodying what Christmas has become. Keep buying Coke instead of Pepsi" - there, fixed their PR statement for you.

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    G_of_Norwich

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • In comparison to Norwich, Ipswich fails on virtually every measure (it has a better concert hall, and that's about it). So, I am more than happy to concede this extremely dubious and meaningless survey.

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    Tom Jeffries

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • Kinda childish really.

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    Dictate

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • they did let us beat them twice the other season.

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    Phyllis Tyne

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • Burps !!!!

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    che bramley

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • Kinda childish really.

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    Dictate

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • moneygrabbinhippiebashindriveoveryaangrymuthahatinnorwich

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    oldowl

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • Not content with "owning" Christmas they now invent some spurious poll to get into the paper. Worked, didn't it?

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    Chris Booty

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • "The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is the highlight of the festive season", what arrogant nonsense that just typifies the fact that merchandising is the main priority at this time of the year. No wonder some children think that Jesus died on the cross on Christmas day!

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    cornwallcanary

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • I VOTE FOR PEPSI

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    ggj666

    Monday, December 16, 2013

  • I am not sure that they type of people that queue up for a photograph of a coca cola truck are a fair representation of the people of Norwich. I drink Pepsi

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    Yellow Fox

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

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