10/9/2013<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Survey Looks at Restroom Inclinations
Vista, CA - A May 2013 survey found that 41 percent of men would use a private women’s restroom if the private men’s restroom were occupied.
However, a larger number, 54 percent of women, said they would use a men’s restroom if the situation were reversed.
These are two of the findings of a survey conducted by AlturaSolutions Communications, a Chicago-based marketing and communications firm, for Waterless Co., a leading manufacturer of no-water urinals.
As of May 21, 2013, 106 people, mostly connected to the professional building and cleaning industries, answered all or most of the questions on the survey.
As to using a unisex restroom, where men and women share the same restroom, 64 percent of those polled said it was not an issue for them.
“This high acceptance of unisex restrooms is similar to what other surveys have found,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co. “However, [surveys also find that] many women are adamant [that] they want separate restrooms for privacy reasons, and many men strongly prefer using urinals when using a public restroom.”
Another question asked what types of restrooms the respondents would avoid using. These were the results:
· Gas station restrooms, 34 percent
· Train or bus station restrooms, 18 percent
· Restrooms in sports centers/stadiums, 11 percent
· Restrooms in retail stores, 2 percent
· Airport restrooms, 2 percent
· Movie theater restrooms, 0 percent
On another question, 23 percent said they would not avoid any public restrooms anywhere, but more than 40 percent said they would avoid a busy restroom if possible.