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
1%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
1%
No
 
No
98%
Yes
 
Yes

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

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

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

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

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

35+
1%
sometimes
 
sometimes
1%
no
 
no
98%
yes
 
yes
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%
all
 
all
0%
forget
 
forget
0%
no water
 
no water
0%
no need
 
no need

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

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

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

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

35+
33%
all
 
all
29%
forget
 
forget
10%
no water
 
no water
27%
no need
 
no need
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
38%
all
 
all
12%
i was taught
 
i was taught
0%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
0%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
50%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

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

20-24
50%
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
20%
don't fall sick
 
don't fall sick

25-30
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

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

35+
50%
all
 
all
25%
i was taught
 
i was taught
4%
i feel clean
 
i feel clean
1%
doesn't smell bad
 
doesn't smell bad
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
0%
don't know
 
don't know
38%
sometimes
 
sometimes
25%
no
 
no
38%
yes
 
yes

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

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

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

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

35+
1%
don't know
 
don't know
39%
sometimes
 
sometimes
4%
no
 
no
55%
yes
 
yes
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%
all
 
all
33%
forget
 
forget
33%
no water
 
no water
0%
no need
 
no need

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

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

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

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

35+
30%
all
 
all
55%
forget
 
forget
6%
no water
 
no water
8%
no need
 
no need
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
33%
ash
 
ash
67%
soap
 
soap
0%
water only
 
water only

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

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

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

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

35+
3%
ash
 
ash
64%
soap
 
soap
33%
water only
 
water only
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
0%
don't know
 
don't know
33%
no
 
no
67%
yes
 
yes

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

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

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

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

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

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