How long do you wash your hands? Be honest.

Jun 11, 2013

This morning, Rebecca Williams reported on the MSU research that found we are still falling down on the job when it comes to washing our hands.

I say "still" because these kinds of studies have been done in the past.

Today, as it has been in the past, men are worse than women, as Williams pointed out in her story:

...when it comes to people not washing their hands at all, there’s a bigger gender gap. “We have 15% of the men who leave the restroom without washing their hands, and in terms of women it’s only 7%.” Nice work guys.

On top of that, 35% of men just wet their hands with water and didn’t use any soap. 15% of women did that.

Keeping in mind that self-reporting is not all that reliable (that's why the MSU researchers were hanging out in public bathrooms), we're curious about how long you think you wash your hands.

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