With the holiday season officially upon us, millions of Americans will be preparing their homes to host friends and family to celebrate the holiday season. In addition to preparing meals, hanging decor and buying gifts, families will be putting away clutter and cleaning their homes before hosting guests and out-of-town visitors.
One way some Americans are making cleaning less of a chore is by doing it in the buff. According to a new global survey conducted by YouGov Plc for Kärcher, the global leader in cleaning technology, nearly one in three Americans aged 18-34 (28 percent) have cleaned or performed household chores in the nude. Men of all ages are most likely to strip down to clean, with 24 percent saying they’ve done so vs. 17 percent of women. Cleaning nude tends to be a habit most enjoyed solo, with 28 percent of respondents identifying as separated and 23 percent of those who report being single saying they’ve performed household chores naked.
Americans take pride in their homes. The survey also revealed more than 8 in 10 Americans (81 percent) feel it is important to keep their home clean, and 43 percent report cleaning their home regularly even if things do not appear dirty. However, cleaning is hardly a favorite American pastime. Seventy percent of Americans—and 75 percent of baby boomers 55 years or older—feel that cleaning is a hassle but must be done..
The online survey was conducted Oct. 12-13, 2016 by YouGov Plc among a representative sample of 9,439 individuals 18 years and older in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Argentina, Japan and France.
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Kärcher North America is one of the largest subsidiaries of Alfred Karcher, GmbH & CO. In North America, Kärcher produces and distributes products and services under the brands Kärcher, Windsor Kärcher Group, Prochem Kärcher Group, Landa Kärcher Group, Hotsy, Water Maze, Graco, Spraymart, Cuda, and Shark. The company’s solutions serve customers’ cleaning needs in an economical and environmentally-friendly manner. Visit www.karcher.com/us for more information.