September 25th, 2009

deshinfo

TMI

OK, yeah, I'm actually curious. And it's been way too long since my last poll.

How many times per week, on average, do you shower?

Mean: 5.76 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.25
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(5.3%)
3
6(15.8%)
4
6(15.8%)
5
2(5.3%)
6
6(15.8%)
7
9(23.7%)
8
2(5.3%)
9
2(5.3%)
10
3(7.9%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
0(0.0%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
0(0.0%)
15
0(0.0%)

(If you take baths often enough that they affect the average, please feel free to count them as well.)

I read once that the average is 8 for men, 9 for women. I think most of my friends are around 4-5. Full disclosure: I'm at 6. Poll prompted in part by this advice column question and answer.

EDIT: Most interesting thing about these results so far, assuming I'm correct on my friends' gender identities, is that 35% of the men (5/14) shower over once a week, but only 5% (1/20) of the women do. And the rest of the data also skew way higher for men (mean of 7.1 vs. 5.1, with a std dev of 1.9 for each group). Clearly what I heard previously about the average being higher for women is way off among my friends.