Showering, of all things, has been in the headlines recently as several celebrities — including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard — revealed that they don’t shower themselves or bathe their children as often as you might think. So what do Americans believe? A new OnePoll survey found that 51 percent say it’s a must to shower regularly, while 31 percent said it’s not necessary to shower every day. Thirty-five percent of those who think cleanliness is vital say they shower every day, while 15 percent do so every other day. Only eight percent take showers once a week, while four percent shower more than twice a day. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a counter-celebrity on this question, tweeting that he showers up to three times a day. When it comes to kids, Bell and Shepard said they don’t bathe their children until they start to “stink,” and Kutcher and Kunis wait until, quote, “you can see dirt on them.” Perhaps surprisingly, 63 percent of parents agree with that approach, while 25 percent disagree.
- Do you think people should shower every day or every other day and do you do so yourself, or do you shower less often — or more often, like The Rock?
- What do you think of just under one-third in the survey saying it’s not necessary to shower every day?
- What do you think of 63 percent of parents agreeing with the Bell/Shepard and Kutcher/Kunis approach of not washing their children until they “stink” or “you can see the dirt on them”?
- Would you have a problem with dating someone who only showered once or twice a week — or less?