WATER AND SANITATION
Hand washing Poll
7 questions polled on this topic
44% response rate
19,531 responded out of 44,359 polled
Aug 9. 2014
Do you think hand-washing is important before eating food ?
Aug 9. 2014
Why not ? a) no need; b) no water c) They forget; d) all
Aug 9. 2014
Why is it important? a) so I don’t fall sick b) it doesn't smell bad c) I feel clean d) I feel its the right thing to do. e) all
Aug 9. 2014
Do people in your community usually wash hands after toileting? A) Yes B) No C) Sometimes D) Don't know
Aug 9. 2014
Why do you think the community does not give importance to Handwashing ? a) no need; b) no water c) They forget; d) All
Aug 9. 2014
What do people in your community use in washing their hands? a) water only b) water and soap c) water and ash d) wipe on their clothes
Aug 9. 2014
Do members of your household wash hands with soap or ash after toileting? A) Yes, B) No, C) Don’t know

POLL RESULTS

AUG 9. 2014
Do you think hand-washing is important before eating food ?
19,531 responded out of 44,359 polled
Female
98%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

Male
97%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
2%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0-14
100%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No
0%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

15-19
94%
Yes
 
Yes
2%
No
 
No
4%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

20-24
97%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
2%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

25-30
98%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

31-34
97%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

35+
98%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
97%
Yes
 
Yes
1%
No
 
No
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
AUG 9. 2014
Why not ? a) no need; b) no water c) They forget; d) all
430 responded out of 533 polled
Female
36%
No need
 
No need
10%
No water
 
No water
33%
Forget
 
Forget
22%
All
 
All

Male
35%
No need
 
No need
13%
No water
 
No water
31%
Forget
 
Forget
20%
All
 
All
0-14
0%
No need
 
No need
0%
No water
 
No water
0%
Forget
 
Forget
0%
All
 
All

15-19
22%
No need
 
No need
11%
No water
 
No water
41%
Forget
 
Forget
26%
All
 
All

20-24
33%
No need
 
No need
6%
No water
 
No water
45%
Forget
 
Forget
16%
All
 
All

25-30
35%
No need
 
No need
14%
No water
 
No water
32%
Forget
 
Forget
19%
All
 
All

31-34
59%
No need
 
No need
23%
No water
 
No water
9%
Forget
 
Forget
9%
All
 
All

35+
27%
No need
 
No need
10%
No water
 
No water
29%
Forget
 
Forget
33%
All
 
All
36%
No need
 
No need
12%
No water
 
No water
31%
Forget
 
Forget
22%
All
 
All
AUG 9. 2014
Why is it important? a) so I don’t fall sick b) it doesn't smell bad c) I feel clean d) I feel its the right thing to do. e) all
16,205 responded out of 19,002 polled
Female
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
48%
All
 
All

Male
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
48%
All
 
All
0-14
50%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
0%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
12%
I was taught
 
I was taught
38%
All
 
All

15-19
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
1%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
6%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
29%
I was taught
 
I was taught
43%
All
 
All

20-24
20%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
50%
All
 
All

25-30
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
48%
All
 
All

31-34
21%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
1%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
27%
I was taught
 
I was taught
47%
All
 
All

35+
20%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
1%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
50%
All
 
All
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
26%
I was taught
 
I was taught
48%
All
 
All
AUG 9. 2014
Do people in your community usually wash hands after toileting? A) Yes B) No C) Sometimes D) Don't know
14,351 responded out of 16,636 polled
Female
49%
Yes
 
Yes
5%
No
 
No
45%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
52%
Yes
 
Yes
5%
No
 
No
42%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
38%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No
38%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
56%
Yes
 
Yes
7%
No
 
No
33%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
47%
Yes
 
Yes
6%
No
 
No
47%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
49%
Yes
 
Yes
5%
No
 
No
45%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
51%
Yes
 
Yes
5%
No
 
No
43%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
55%
Yes
 
Yes
4%
No
 
No
39%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
51%
Yes
 
Yes
5%
No
 
No
43%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
AUG 9. 2014
Why do you think the community does not give importance to Handwashing ? a) no need; b) no water c) They forget; d) All
6,216 responded out of 6,953 polled
Female
7%
No need
 
No need
5%
No water
 
No water
67%
Forget
 
Forget
22%
All
 
All

Male
10%
No need
 
No need
6%
No water
 
No water
61%
Forget
 
Forget
23%
All
 
All
0-14
0%
No need
 
No need
33%
No water
 
No water
33%
Forget
 
Forget
33%
All
 
All

15-19
9%
No need
 
No need
4%
No water
 
No water
68%
Forget
 
Forget
19%
All
 
All

20-24
9%
No need
 
No need
6%
No water
 
No water
63%
Forget
 
Forget
22%
All
 
All

25-30
9%
No need
 
No need
5%
No water
 
No water
65%
Forget
 
Forget
21%
All
 
All

31-34
9%
No need
 
No need
5%
No water
 
No water
64%
Forget
 
Forget
21%
All
 
All

35+
8%
No need
 
No need
6%
No water
 
No water
55%
Forget
 
Forget
30%
All
 
All
9%
No need
 
No need
6%
No water
 
No water
63%
Forget
 
Forget
22%
All
 
All
AUG 9. 2014
What do people in your community use in washing their hands? a) water only b) water and soap c) water and ash d) wipe on their clothes
6,770 responded out of 7,267 polled
Female
30%
Water only
 
Water only
67%
Soap
 
Soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash

Male
31%
Water only
 
Water only
66%
Soap
 
Soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash
0-14
0%
Water only
 
Water only
67%
Soap
 
Soap
33%
Ash
 
Ash

15-19
22%
Water only
 
Water only
74%
Soap
 
Soap
4%
Ash
 
Ash

20-24
29%
Water only
 
Water only
67%
Soap
 
Soap
4%
Ash
 
Ash

25-30
29%
Water only
 
Water only
67%
Soap
 
Soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash

31-34
33%
Water only
 
Water only
63%
Soap
 
Soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash

35+
33%
Water only
 
Water only
64%
Soap
 
Soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash
30%
Water only
 
Water only
67%
Soap
 
Soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash
AUG 9. 2014
Do members of your household wash hands with soap or ash after toileting? A) Yes, B) No, C) Don’t know
6,161 responded out of 6,770 polled
Female
84%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
84%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
67%
Yes
 
Yes
33%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
77%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
80%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
83%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
85%
Yes
 
Yes
10%
No
 
No
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
89%
Yes
 
Yes
8%
No
 
No
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know
84%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

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