The State of Public Hand Washing in America... By the Numbers

Posted by Steve Thielke on Apr 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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The results are in from Bradley Corp.’s latest annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey. Bradley looked at everything from American’s hand washing beliefs and behaviors to public restroom likes and dislikes… and everything in between. 

2 out of 3

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

42 in 2015

Percentage of Americans who saw others leave the restroom at work without washing hands.

61 in 2016

Percentage of Americans who saw others leave the restroom at work without washing hands.

One-half

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

97

Percentage of Americans who think it’s important to wash their hands after using a public restroom.

73% v. 59%

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

Two

Restaurants and health care establishments are by far the top two facilities at which Americans are most concerned about somebody not washing their hands.

47

Percentage of Americans who operate the toilet flusher with their foot in a public restroom in order to avoid contact with germs.

 

Which numbers surprise you most?

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Topics: healthy handwashing

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