The Showering Habits of America

Who knew a study was needed to find out what Americans do in the shower. But boy oh boy, am I glad that Delta Faucet undertook such a study in 2010! What they found is a veritable treasure trove of information for bathroom designers.

Get this:

Respondents in the east south central states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama are most likely (47%) to spend time thinking in the shower. Contrast that with the west south central states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisana where only 6% of respondents think in the shower.

Here in Minnesota, we take a shower as a getting-ready-for-the-day routine, whereas people in the west south central region shower as a getting-ready-for-bed routine. Maybe that explains why they don’t think in the shower; they’re done.

New Englanders are most likely to use the shower for other purposes. (Other purposes?) Yes, other purposes such as washing pets or window screens. Very resourceful, but the study doesn’t mention if they wash the dog, the screens, and themselves all at the same time.

And last but not least, people in the south Atlantic states are most likely to shower with a significant other, 12 times more likely than residents of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Well, good for them!

Who knew?

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