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
0-14
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

15-19
60%
yes
 
yes
40%
no
 
no

20-24
71%
yes
 
yes
29%
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
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
71%
E
 
E
3%
D
 
D
1%
C
 
C
9%
B
 
B
16%
A
 
A

Male
70%
E
 
E
2%
D
 
D
1%
C
 
C
7%
B
 
B
19%
A
 
A
0-14
0%
a
 
a
0%
c
 
c
0%
b
 
b
0%
e
 
e
0%
d
 
d

15-19
18%
a
 
a
5%
c
 
c
5%
b
 
b
73%
e
 
e
0%
d
 
d

20-24
14%
a
 
a
1%
c
 
c
9%
b
 
b
74%
e
 
e
2%
d
 
d

25-30
17%
a
 
a
2%
c
 
c
8%
b
 
b
70%
e
 
e
3%
d
 
d

31-34
16%
a
 
a
1%
c
 
c
10%
b
 
b
70%
e
 
e
3%
d
 
d

35+
18%
a
 
a
1%
c
 
c
5%
b
 
b
75%
e
 
e
2%
d
 
d
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
0-14
0%
culture
 
culture
0%
fresh air
 
fresh air
0%
smelly toilets
 
smelly toilets
0%
no toilets
 
no toilets

15-19
14%
culture
 
culture
14%
fresh air
 
fresh air
23%
smelly toilets
 
smelly toilets
50%
no toilets
 
no toilets

20-24
10%
culture
 
culture
7%
fresh air
 
fresh air
18%
smelly toilets
 
smelly toilets
65%
no toilets
 
no toilets

25-30
11%
culture
 
culture
5%
fresh air
 
fresh air
16%
smelly toilets
 
smelly toilets
68%
no toilets
 
no toilets

31-34
18%
culture
 
culture
6%
fresh air
 
fresh air
9%
smelly toilets
 
smelly toilets
67%
no toilets
 
no toilets

35+
13%
culture
 
culture
4%
fresh air
 
fresh air
5%
smelly toilets
 
smelly toilets
78%
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
0-14
0%
shame
 
shame
0%
snake bites
 
snake bites
0%
rape
 
rape
0%
none
 
none
0%
sickness
 
sickness

15-19
5%
shame
 
shame
48%
snake bites
 
snake bites
5%
rape
 
rape
5%
none
 
none
38%
sickness
 
sickness

20-24
5%
shame
 
shame
48%
snake bites
 
snake bites
1%
rape
 
rape
14%
none
 
none
33%
sickness
 
sickness

25-30
10%
shame
 
shame
53%
snake bites
 
snake bites
4%
rape
 
rape
9%
none
 
none
24%
sickness
 
sickness

31-34
10%
shame
 
shame
44%
snake bites
 
snake bites
2%
rape
 
rape
9%
none
 
none
36%
sickness
 
sickness

35+
11%
shame
 
shame
47%
snake bites
 
snake bites
2%
rape
 
rape
7%
none
 
none
33%
sickness
 
sickness
10%
Shame
 
Shame
28%
Sickness
 
Sickness
3%
Rape
 
Rape
50%
Snake bites
 
Snake bites
9%
None
 
None

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