CURRENT POLL IN WATER AND SANITATION
When do you consider water unsafe for your drinking?
6 questions polled on this topic
6% response rate
104,648 responded out of 1,819,186 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?
104,648 responded out of 1,819,186 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%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
0%
when it smells
 
when it smells
0%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
0%
all of the above
 
all of the above
0%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles

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

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

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

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

35+
3%
when it has taste
 
when it has taste
5%
when it smells
 
when it smells
1%
when it has colour
 
when it has colour
87%
all of the above
 
all of the above
4%
when it has particles
 
when it has particles
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?
81,194 responded out of 104,648 polled
Female
40%
No
 
No
60%
Yes
 
Yes

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

15-19
75%
yes
 
yes
25%
no
 
no

20-24
69%
yes
 
yes
31%
no
 
no

25-30
59%
yes
 
yes
41%
no
 
no

31-34
58%
yes
 
yes
42%
no
 
no

35+
62%
yes
 
yes
38%
no
 
no
37%
No
 
No
63%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 17. 2017
Which is your main source of drinking water?
72,410 responded out of 81,194 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%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
0%
stream
 
stream
0%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
0%
tap water
 
tap water
0%
borehole
 
borehole
0%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
0%
rain water
 
rain water

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

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

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

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

35+
4%
water vendor/ tanker
 
water vendor/ tanker
7%
stream
 
stream
15%
hand dug well
 
hand dug well
17%
tap water
 
tap water
40%
borehole
 
borehole
14%
sachet or bottle water
 
sachet or bottle water
3%
rain water
 
rain water
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?
64,825 responded out of 72,410 polled
Female
46%
No
 
No
54%
Yes
 
Yes

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

15-19
62%
yes
 
yes
38%
no
 
no

20-24
56%
yes
 
yes
44%
no
 
no

25-30
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no

31-34
52%
yes
 
yes
48%
no
 
no

35+
57%
yes
 
yes
43%
no
 
no
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
31,494 responded out of 35,064 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%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
0%
use filter
 
use filter
0%
boil
 
boil
0%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
0%
use alum or treat with powder/tablet
 
use alum or treat with powder/tablet

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

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

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

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

35+
1%
expose under the sun
 
expose under the sun
14%
use filter
 
use filter
41%
boil
 
boil
10%
leave to settle
 
leave to settle
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?
28,368 responded out of 31,494 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%
not too easy
 
not too easy
0%
easy
 
easy
0%
difficult
 
difficult

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

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

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

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

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

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