Most Americans Agree Pandemic Has Raised Hygiene Awareness in 2021

Most Americans Agree Pandemic Has Raised Hygiene Awareness in 2021

More than 8 in 10 said pandemic influenced them to clean their home and bathrooms, and practice better hygiene

CRYSTAL LAKE -- March 2, 2021 -- With heightened focus on cleanliness, Bio Bidet, the innovative developer of kitchen & bath products, announced the findings of its 2021 Hygiene Awareness study that found that more than 8 in 10 will continue to exhibit additional hygienic practices after the pandemic subsides. The survey of 1,017 Americans found when asked what level of conserving around the home best describes their personal practices, 59% said they recycle and 44% do whatever they can to conserve food, energy and water.

Of those surveyed, 82% said the pandemic influenced them to pay more attention to your personal hygiene. Men were even more focused on a degree of personal hygiene (87%) than were females (77%). What hygienic practices will they continue to exhibit in 2021?

  • 66% - Using hand sanitizer
  • 62% - Wearing a mask
  • 62% - Social distancing
  • 32% - Curbside pickup or delivery services
  • 27% - Using an air purifier
  • 17% - Using a bidet
  • 7% - UV sterilizing

In our current times, a new consumer has emerged with a more thoughtful approach to how they address their body and their living arrangements,” said James Amburgey, Director Business Unit Development at Bio Bidet. “A new year can be a springboard for many to not only continue with a keener awareness of better hygiene and cleanliness, but an opportunity to raise that bar for a safer and more satisfying lifestyle.”

Clean Mentality and Cleaner Tech

When it comes to what a pandemic can influence, 84% said they plan to clean their home more often in 2021, and 83% said they plan to clean their bathroom(s) more often. Interestingly, of Americans that use bidets, 92% said the pandemic has them more motivated to clean their houses and another 91% of bidet users will be cleaning their bathrooms more often this year.

Meanwhile, 60% said toilet paper use in their home went up as a result of the stay-at-home mandates. Of the 24% that own bidets in America (and another 15% that plan to buy a bidet in 2021), 79% said the toilet paper shortage had some influence on their bidet purchase, and a whopping 90% said they are glad they made that purchase. 

When it comes to cleaner technology, 65% of Americans are more interested in touchless products (motion sensors, voice activation, etc.) as a result of the pandemic, and 50% are now more interested in UV sterilizing products. By no coincidence, Bio Bidet kicked off 2021 by launching the Discovery DLS and the Discover DLX that offer UV sterilization, automatic seat and lid controls, and a stylish low-profile design, while the Discovery DLX also provides a kick button control and automatic flush functions in a luxury full toilet design.

About Propeller Insights

Propeller conducted its national online survey for Bio Bidet of 1,017 U.S. adults between January 3-6, 2021. Survey responses were nationally representative of the U.S. population for age, gender, region, and ethnicity. The maximum margin of sampling error was +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence.

About Bio Bidet

Headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois, privately-held Bio Bidet is America’s leading manufacturer and retailer of bidet toilet seats, attachments and smart home accessories. Founded in 2008, the company believes that “water does it better” when it comes to bathroom hygiene and is passionate about the positive impacts its products have on people throughout the world. The company’s innovative designs and world class support continue to increase the standard for kitchen and bathroom technology, increasing the function and beauty of customers’ homes. To learn more, visit, or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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