A Numerical Snapshot of America's Hand Washing and Restroom Habits

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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For the past nine years, Bradley Corp. has been conducting the Healthy Hand Washing Survey to track America’s beliefs, preferences and behaviors in public restrooms.

Here are the good – and the not-so-good – findings from Bradley’s 2018 survey:

6 out of 10

Number of Americans who say they made a conscious effort to select a specific business because it has cleaner, more well-maintained restrooms.

45%

Americans who will “definitely” or “probably” spend more money at a business that has clean, well-maintained restrooms.

Over half

Segment of adults who are open to using their cell phone in a public restroom.

9%

Americans who admit to taking a photo in a restroom stall.

59% in 2015

Americans who reported having an unpleasant restroom experience due to poor restroom conditions.

70% in 2018

Americans who reported having an unpleasant restroom experience due to poor restroom conditions.

93%

Americans who believe it’s important to wash hands after using a public restroom.

74% v. 59%

Women v. men who say they always wash their hands after using a public restroom.

38%

Americans who say they frequently see others leave a public restroom without washing their hands.

One in three

Americans who would “definitely” or “probably” pay to use a public restroom that is guaranteed to be clean and well-stocked.

50% vs. 58%

Half of all Americans feel “very” or “extremely” frustrated when they have to walk across a wet restroom floor, while 58% of women feel this way.

8 in 10

Americans believe a restaurant with a dirty restroom indicates that its kitchen is fairly or extremely likely to be dirty also.

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Topics: healthy handwashing

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