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
36%
No
 
No
64%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
34%
No
 
No
66%
Yes
 
Yes
35%
No
 
No
65%
Yes
 
Yes
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
70%
E
 
E
3%
D
 
D
1%
C
 
C
9%
B
 
B
17%
A
 
A

Male
70%
E
 
E
2%
D
 
D
1%
C
 
C
8%
B
 
B
19%
A
 
A
70%
E
 
E
2%
D
 
D
2%
C
 
C
8%
B
 
B
18%
A
 
A
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
12%
Culture
 
Culture
14%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
68%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets

Male
13%
Culture
 
Culture
12%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
69%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
12%
Culture
 
Culture
13%
Smelly toilets
 
Smelly toilets
6%
Fresh air
 
Fresh air
69%
No Toilets
 
No Toilets
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%
Shame
 
Shame
27%
Sickness
 
Sickness
3%
Rape
 
Rape
51%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
9%
None
 
None

Male
12%
Shame
 
Shame
27%
Sickness
 
Sickness
2%
Rape
 
Rape
49%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
9%
None
 
None
10%
Shame
 
Shame
28%
Sickness
 
Sickness
3%
Rape
 
Rape
50%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
9%
None
 
None

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