Poll: More women than men wash clothes after one day

WOMEN are more careful about the cleanliness of their clothes than men, a poll of the Slovak National Panel found. The poll, results of which were published by the end of October, involved 500 respondents between the ages of 18 and 65.

Washing, illustrative stock photoWashing, illustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

The poll discovered that 97 percent of the women asked throw their underwear in the laundry after one day of usage, while only 82 percent of men do so; 14 percent of men wash it after two to three days. As for socks, the poll found that 93 percent of females wash them after a single day, while five percent wash them after two to three days. In men, 83 percent wash socks after one day, and 14 percent after two to three days.

T-shirts, shirts and undershirts are cleaned after one day by 54 percent of women and 36 percent of men; while 39 percent of women and more than a half of men wash then after two or three days. Trousers or skirts are considered dirty after one day by six percent of women and three percent of men; after two or three days by 35 percent of women and 20 percent of men. Still, 34 percent of women and 31 percent of men wash skirts and trousers after four to seven days.

Organisers asked the respondents whether they wash clothes after purchase, before wearing clothes for the first time. It turned out that 89 percent of women and 72 percent of men wash underwear before starting to wear them; new shirts, T-shirts and undershirts are washed by more than three quarters of women and 64 percent of men; new trousers and skirts are washed by more than half of women and 40 percent of men, the Nielsen Admosphere Slovakia informed the SITA newswire.

 

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