WATER AND SANITATION
What do Nigerians think about open defecation and what are the dangers?
4 questions polled on this topic
46% response rate
4,110 responded out of 8,987 polled
May 27. 2014
Do you think open defecation is a problem in Nigeria?
May 27. 2014
Why is it a problem? Because of cholera outbreaks, dirty environments, bad smells, the perception of Nigeria as dirty or all of the above?
May 27. 2014
Who do people openly defecate? Is it because they have no toilets, want to feel the fresh outside air, have smelly and dirty toilets or because it is culturally acceptable?
May 27. 2014
What are the dangers of open defecation? None, snakes and scorpions, rape, falling sick or same?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 27. 2014
Do you think open defecation is a problem in Nigeria?
4,110 responded out of 8,987 polled
Female
64%
Yes
 
Yes
36%
No
 
No

Male
66%
Yes
 
Yes
34%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
59%
Yes
 
Yes
41%
No
 
No

20-24
72%
Yes
 
Yes
28%
No
 
No

25-30
61%
Yes
 
Yes
39%
No
 
No

31-34
70%
Yes
 
Yes
30%
No
 
No

35+
74%
Yes
 
Yes
26%
No
 
No
65%
Yes
 
Yes
35%
No
 
No
MAY 27. 2014
Why is it a problem? Because of cholera outbreaks, dirty environments, bad smells, the perception of Nigeria as dirty or all of the above?
3,249 responded out of 4,110 polled
Female
17%
A
 
A
9%
B
 
B
1%
C
 
C
3%
D
 
D
70%
E
 
E

Male
19%
A
 
A
8%
B
 
B
1%
C
 
C
2%
D
 
D
70%
E
 
E
0-14
0%
A
 
A
0%
B
 
B
0%
C
 
C
0%
D
 
D
0%
E
 
E

15-19
21%
A
 
A
4%
B
 
B
4%
C
 
C
0%
D
 
D
71%
E
 
E

20-24
14%
A
 
A
9%
B
 
B
1%
C
 
C
2%
D
 
D
74%
E
 
E

25-30
17%
A
 
A
8%
B
 
B
2%
C
 
C
3%
D
 
D
70%
E
 
E

31-34
16%
A
 
A
10%
B
 
B
1%
C
 
C
3%
D
 
D
70%
E
 
E

35+
18%
A
 
A
5%
B
 
B
1%
C
 
C
2%
D
 
D
75%
E
 
E
18%
A
 
A
8%
B
 
B
2%
C
 
C
2%
D
 
D
70%
E
 
E
MAY 27. 2014
Who do people openly defecate? Is it because they have no toilets, want to feel the fresh outside air, have smelly and dirty toilets or because it is culturally acceptable?
2,913 responded out of 3,249 polled
Female
68%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
14%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
12%
Culture
 
Culture

Male
69%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
12%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
13%
Culture
 
Culture
0-14
0%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
0%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
0%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
0%
Culture
 
Culture

15-19
46%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
17%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
21%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
17%
Culture
 
Culture

20-24
65%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
7%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
18%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
10%
Culture
 
Culture

25-30
68%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
5%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
16%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
11%
Culture
 
Culture

31-34
68%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
9%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
18%
Culture
 
Culture

35+
78%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
4%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
5%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
13%
Culture
 
Culture
69%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
13%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
12%
Culture
 
Culture
MAY 27. 2014
What are the dangers of open defecation? None, snakes and scorpions, rape, falling sick or same?
2,590 responded out of 2,913 polled
Female
9%
None
 
None
51%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
3%
Rape
 
Rape
27%
Sickness
 
Sickness
9%
Shame
 
Shame

Male
9%
None
 
None
49%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
2%
Rape
 
Rape
27%
Sickness
 
Sickness
12%
Shame
 
Shame
0-14
0%
None
 
None
0%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
0%
Rape
 
Rape
0%
Sickness
 
Sickness
0%
Shame
 
Shame

15-19
4%
None
 
None
48%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
4%
Rape
 
Rape
39%
Sickness
 
Sickness
4%
Shame
 
Shame

20-24
14%
None
 
None
48%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
1%
Rape
 
Rape
33%
Sickness
 
Sickness
5%
Shame
 
Shame

25-30
9%
None
 
None
53%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
4%
Rape
 
Rape
24%
Sickness
 
Sickness
10%
Shame
 
Shame

31-34
9%
None
 
None
43%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
2%
Rape
 
Rape
36%
Sickness
 
Sickness
10%
Shame
 
Shame

35+
7%
None
 
None
47%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
2%
Rape
 
Rape
33%
Sickness
 
Sickness
11%
Shame
 
Shame
9%
None
 
None
50%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
3%
Rape
 
Rape
28%
Sickness
 
Sickness
10%
Shame
 
Shame

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