WATER AND SANITATION
When do you consider water unsafe for your drinking?
6 questions polled on this topic
6% response rate
104,767 responded out of 1,828,823 polled
May 17. 2017
When do you consider water unsafe for drinking?
May 17. 2017
Do you consider water from your main source safe for drinking?
May 17. 2017
Which is your main source of drinking water?
May 17. 2017
Do you do anything to improve the quality of water from your main source before drinking?
May 17. 2017
What is your preferred way to make water from your main source safe for your drinking
May 17. 2017
Is it easy to get what you need to make water safe for your drinking?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 17. 2017
When do you consider water unsafe for drinking?
104,767 responded out of 1,828,823 polled
Female
88%
All of the above
 
All of the above
4%
When it has particles
 
When it has particles
3%
When it has taste
 
When it has taste
1%
When it has colour
 
When it has colour
4%
When it smells
 
When it smells

Male
83%
All of the above
 
All of the above
5%
When it has particles
 
When it has particles
4%
When it has taste
 
When it has taste
2%
When it has colour
 
When it has colour
7%
When it smells
 
When it smells
0-14
0%
all of the above
 
all of the above
0%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
0%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
0%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
0%
when it smells
 
when it smells

15-19
77%
all of the above
 
all of the above
6%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
5%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
3%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
8%
when it smells
 
when it smells

20-24
81%
all of the above
 
all of the above
5%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
4%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
2%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
7%
when it smells
 
when it smells

25-30
89%
all of the above
 
all of the above
3%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
3%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
1%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
4%
when it smells
 
when it smells

31-34
88%
all of the above
 
all of the above
3%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
3%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
1%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
5%
when it smells
 
when it smells

35+
86%
all of the above
 
all of the above
4%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
3%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
1%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
5%
when it smells
 
when it smells
85%
All of the above
 
All of the above
4%
When it has particles
 
When it has particles
4%
When it has taste
 
When it has taste
2%
When it has colour
 
When it has colour
6%
When it smells
 
When it smells
MAY 17. 2017
Do you consider water from your main source safe for drinking?
81,353 responded out of 104,767 polled
Female
40%
No
 
No
60%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
35%
No
 
No
65%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
no
 
no
0%
yes
 
yes

15-19
25%
no
 
no
75%
yes
 
yes

20-24
31%
no
 
no
69%
yes
 
yes

25-30
41%
no
 
no
59%
yes
 
yes

31-34
42%
no
 
no
58%
yes
 
yes

35+
38%
no
 
no
62%
yes
 
yes
37%
No
 
No
63%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 17. 2017
Which is your main source of drinking water?
72,587 responded out of 81,353 polled
Female
25%
Sachet or bottle water
 
Sachet or bottle water
20%
Tap water
 
Tap water
31%
Borehole
 
Borehole
4%
Water Vendor/ Tanker
 
Water Vendor/ Tanker
5%
Rain water
 
Rain water
10%
Hand dug well
 
Hand dug well
6%
Stream
 
Stream

Male
17%
Sachet or bottle water
 
Sachet or bottle water
18%
Tap water
 
Tap water
35%
Borehole
 
Borehole
4%
Water Vendor/ Tanker
 
Water Vendor/ Tanker
4%
Rain water
 
Rain water
15%
Hand dug well
 
Hand dug well
8%
Stream
 
Stream
0-14
0%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
0%
tap water
 
tap water
0%
borehole
 
borehole
0%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
0%
rain water
 
rain water
0%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
0%
stream
 
stream

15-19
18%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
23%
tap water
 
tap water
26%
borehole
 
borehole
5%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
7%
rain water
 
rain water
11%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
10%
stream
 
stream

20-24
21%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
22%
tap water
 
tap water
28%
borehole
 
borehole
4%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
5%
rain water
 
rain water
13%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
7%
stream
 
stream

25-30
23%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
17%
tap water
 
tap water
34%
borehole
 
borehole
4%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
3%
rain water
 
rain water
12%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
6%
stream
 
stream

31-34
19%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
17%
tap water
 
tap water
36%
borehole
 
borehole
3%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
3%
rain water
 
rain water
15%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
7%
stream
 
stream

35+
14%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
17%
tap water
 
tap water
40%
borehole
 
borehole
4%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
3%
rain water
 
rain water
15%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
7%
stream
 
stream
20%
Sachet or bottle water
 
Sachet or bottle water
18%
Tap water
 
Tap water
34%
Borehole
 
Borehole
4%
Water Vendor/ Tanker
 
Water Vendor/ Tanker
4%
Rain water
 
Rain water
13%
Hand dug well
 
Hand dug well
7%
Stream
 
Stream
MAY 17. 2017
Do you do anything to improve the quality of water from your main source before drinking?
65,039 responded out of 72,587 polled
Female
46%
No
 
No
54%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
46%
No
 
No
54%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
no
 
no
0%
yes
 
yes

15-19
38%
no
 
no
62%
yes
 
yes

20-24
44%
no
 
no
56%
yes
 
yes

25-30
50%
no
 
no
50%
yes
 
yes

31-34
48%
no
 
no
52%
yes
 
yes

35+
43%
no
 
no
57%
yes
 
yes
46%
No
 
No
54%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 17. 2017
What is your preferred way to make water from your main source safe for your drinking
31,623 responded out of 35,186 polled
Female
9%
Leave to settle
 
Leave to settle
1%
Expose under the sun
 
Expose under the sun
12%
Use filter
 
Use filter
50%
Boil
 
Boil
28%
Use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
Use alum or treat with powder/tablet

Male
13%
Leave to settle
 
Leave to settle
1%
Expose under the sun
 
Expose under the sun
13%
Use filter
 
Use filter
39%
Boil
 
Boil
34%
Use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
Use alum or treat with powder/tablet
0-14
0%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
0%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
0%
use filter
 
use filter
0%
boil
 
boil
0%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet

15-19
11%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
1%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
12%
use filter
 
use filter
39%
boil
 
boil
37%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet

20-24
12%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
1%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
14%
use filter
 
use filter
39%
boil
 
boil
34%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet

25-30
11%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
1%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
13%
use filter
 
use filter
46%
boil
 
boil
29%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet

31-34
11%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
1%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
13%
use filter
 
use filter
46%
boil
 
boil
28%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet

35+
10%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
1%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
14%
use filter
 
use filter
41%
boil
 
boil
33%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
11%
Leave to settle
 
Leave to settle
1%
Expose under the sun
 
Expose under the sun
13%
Use filter
 
Use filter
43%
Boil
 
Boil
32%
Use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
Use alum or treat with powder/tablet
MAY 17. 2017
Is it easy to get what you need to make water safe for your drinking?
28,508 responded out of 31,623 polled
Female
7%
Difficult
 
Difficult
39%
Not too easy
 
Not too easy
54%
Easy
 
Easy

Male
12%
Difficult
 
Difficult
42%
Not too easy
 
Not too easy
46%
Easy
 
Easy
0-14
0%
difficult
 
difficult
0%
not too easy
 
not too easy
0%
easy
 
easy

15-19
8%
difficult
 
difficult
36%
not too easy
 
not too easy
56%
easy
 
easy

20-24
11%
difficult
 
difficult
38%
not too easy
 
not too easy
52%
easy
 
easy

25-30
10%
difficult
 
difficult
43%
not too easy
 
not too easy
47%
easy
 
easy

31-34
12%
difficult
 
difficult
45%
not too easy
 
not too easy
43%
easy
 
easy

35+
11%
difficult
 
difficult
42%
not too easy
 
not too easy
47%
easy
 
easy
11%
Difficult
 
Difficult
41%
Not too easy
 
Not too easy
49%
Easy
 
Easy

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