- Americans spend an average of 35 minutes in the bathroom every day.
- 27 percent of Americans ages 18-24 spend 60 or more minutes in the bathroom each day.
- Percent of Americans who admit to singing in the shower: 17.
- Baby Boomers, ages 35-44, tend to sing in the shower more than other age groups.
- On average, nine out of every 50 Americans does not wash his hands — as only 82 percent of Americans report washing their hands — after using the bathroom.
- Of Americans 65 years and older, 97 percent report always washing their hands.
- Only 45 percent of Gen Xers, ages 18-24, report washing their hands.
- More women, 87 percent, than men, 77 percent, report that they always wash their hands.
- Americans say they shower every day, and 6.6 percent say they shower more than once a day.
- The average shower lasts five to 10 minutes.
- 4 percent of Americans shower with the lights off when they shower to begin their days.
- Nearly half of American women say their partners never clean the bathroom.
- The major bathroom-related pet peeve, garnering 18 percent of the vote, is people who don’t change the toilet paper. Runners up: people who smell up the bathroom (12 percent) and people whom take too long of showers (6.5 percent).
- The celebrity whose bathroom Americans most would like to use: Martha Stewart’s.
- The celebrity who most Americans would not like to use their own bathroom: Martha Stewart.
— PR Newswire
Insight Into Private Matters
June 1, 2000
Statistics of private matters.