WATER AND SANITATION
Hand washing Poll
7 questions polled on this topic
44% response rate
19,533 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 ?
19,533 responded out of 44,359 polled
Female
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
No
 
No
98%
Yes
 
Yes

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

15-19
94%
yes
 
yes
4%
sometimes
 
sometimes
2%
no
 
no

20-24
97%
yes
 
yes
2%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
no
 
no

25-30
98%
yes
 
yes
1%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
no
 
no

31-34
97%
yes
 
yes
1%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
no
 
no

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

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

15-19
22%
no need
 
no need
11%
no water
 
no water
26%
all
 
all
41%
forget
 
forget

20-24
33%
no need
 
no need
6%
no water
 
no water
16%
all
 
all
45%
forget
 
forget

25-30
35%
no need
 
no need
14%
no water
 
no water
19%
all
 
all
32%
forget
 
forget

31-34
59%
no need
 
no need
23%
no water
 
no water
9%
all
 
all
9%
forget
 
forget

35+
27%
no need
 
no need
10%
no water
 
no water
33%
all
 
all
29%
forget
 
forget
22%
All
 
All
31%
Forget
 
Forget
12%
No water
 
No water
36%
No need
 
No need
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
48%
All
 
All
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick

Male
48%
All
 
All
25%
I was taught
 
I was taught
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
0-14
0%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
38%
all
 
all
13%
i was taught
 
i was taught
0%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
50%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

15-19
1%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
43%
all
 
all
29%
i was taught
 
i was taught
6%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
22%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

20-24
0%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
50%
all
 
all
25%
i was taught
 
i was taught
4%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
20%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

25-30
0%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
48%
all
 
all
25%
i was taught
 
i was taught
4%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
22%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

31-34
1%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
47%
all
 
all
27%
i was taught
 
i was taught
4%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
21%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

35+
1%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
50%
all
 
all
25%
i was taught
 
i was taught
4%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
20%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick
48%
All
 
All
26%
I was taught
 
I was taught
4%
I feel clean
 
I feel clean
0%
Doesn't smell bad
 
Doesn't smell bad
22%
Don't fall sick
 
Don't fall sick
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
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
45%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
5%
No
 
No
49%
Yes
 
Yes

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

15-19
56%
yes
 
yes
33%
sometimes
 
sometimes
4%
don't know
 
don't know
7%
no
 
no

20-24
47%
yes
 
yes
47%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
don't know
 
don't know
6%
no
 
no

25-30
49%
yes
 
yes
45%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
don't know
 
don't know
5%
no
 
no

31-34
51%
yes
 
yes
43%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
don't know
 
don't know
5%
no
 
no

35+
55%
yes
 
yes
39%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
don't know
 
don't know
4%
no
 
no
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
43%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
5%
No
 
No
51%
Yes
 
Yes
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
22%
All
 
All
67%
Forget
 
Forget
5%
No water
 
No water
7%
No need
 
No need

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

15-19
4%
no water
 
no water
9%
no need
 
no need
68%
forget
 
forget
19%
all
 
all

20-24
6%
no water
 
no water
9%
no need
 
no need
63%
forget
 
forget
22%
all
 
all

25-30
5%
no water
 
no water
9%
no need
 
no need
65%
forget
 
forget
21%
all
 
all

31-34
5%
no water
 
no water
9%
no need
 
no need
64%
forget
 
forget
21%
all
 
all

35+
6%
no water
 
no water
8%
no need
 
no need
55%
forget
 
forget
30%
all
 
all
22%
All
 
All
63%
Forget
 
Forget
6%
No water
 
No water
9%
No need
 
No need
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
3%
Ash
 
Ash
67%
Soap
 
Soap
30%
Water only
 
Water only

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

15-19
22%
water only
 
water only
4%
ash
 
ash
74%
soap
 
soap

20-24
29%
water only
 
water only
4%
ash
 
ash
67%
soap
 
soap

25-30
29%
water only
 
water only
3%
ash
 
ash
67%
soap
 
soap

31-34
33%
water only
 
water only
3%
ash
 
ash
63%
soap
 
soap

35+
33%
water only
 
water only
3%
ash
 
ash
64%
soap
 
soap
3%
Ash
 
Ash
67%
Soap
 
Soap
30%
Water only
 
Water only
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
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know
11%
No
 
No
84%
Yes
 
Yes

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

15-19
77%
yes
 
yes
5%
don't know
 
don't know
18%
no
 
no

20-24
80%
yes
 
yes
6%
don't know
 
don't know
14%
no
 
no

25-30
83%
yes
 
yes
6%
don't know
 
don't know
11%
no
 
no

31-34
85%
yes
 
yes
4%
don't know
 
don't know
10%
no
 
no

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

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