CURRENT POLL IN GENERAL
Did you know that South Africa is one of the few countries in the world that enshrines the basic right to sufficient water in its Constitution and yet millions of people still do not have access to a reliable water supply.
8 questions polled on this topic
36% response rate
5,369 responded out of 14,948 polled
Apr 6. 2019
Percentage of people who chose to participate in poll
Apr 6. 2019
Do you think South Africa is currently facing a water crisis?
Apr 6. 2019
My primary source of clean drinking water is
Apr 6. 2019
What limits your access to clean and safe water?
Apr 6. 2019
Which of the following water purification methods are you most likely to use if your water is or appears to be contaminated?
Apr 6. 2019
What is the best way that individuals can alleviate the water crisis?
Apr 6. 2019
When it comes to hygiene & sanitation, government’s top priority should be
Apr 6. 2019
What should Government do to improve water management and distribution?

POLL RESULTS

APR 6. 2019
Percentage of people who chose to participate in poll
5,369 responded out of 14,948 polled
Female
26%
No
 
No
74%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
22%
No
 
No
78%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
37%
no
 
no
63%
yes
 
yes

15-19
24%
no
 
no
76%
yes
 
yes

20-24
22%
no
 
no
78%
yes
 
yes

25-30
21%
no
 
no
79%
yes
 
yes

31-34
21%
no
 
no
79%
yes
 
yes

35+
23%
no
 
no
77%
yes
 
yes
24%
No
 
No
76%
Yes
 
Yes
APR 6. 2019
Do you think South Africa is currently facing a water crisis?
3,685 responded out of 4,054 polled
Female
82%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No

Male
78%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
No
 
No
0-14
10%
no
 
no
90%
yes
 
yes

15-19
22%
no
 
no
78%
yes
 
yes

20-24
19%
no
 
no
81%
yes
 
yes

25-30
18%
no
 
no
82%
yes
 
yes

31-34
20%
no
 
no
80%
yes
 
yes

35+
23%
no
 
no
77%
yes
 
yes
79%
Yes
 
Yes
21%
No
 
No
APR 6. 2019
My primary source of clean drinking water is
3,524 responded out of 3,685 polled
Female
30%
I buy bottled water
 
I buy bottled water
57%
A running tap in my home or commu
 
A running tap in my home or commu
7%
A local river
 
A local river
6%
Other, please explain
 
Other, please explain

Male
33%
I buy bottled water
 
I buy bottled water
54%
A running tap in my home or commu
 
A running tap in my home or commu
8%
A local river
 
A local river
5%
Other, please explain
 
Other, please explain
0-14
5%
other, please explain
 
other, please explain
25%
i buy bottled water
 
i buy bottled water
70%
a running tap in my home or commu
 
a running tap in my home or commu
0%
a local river
 
a local river

15-19
5%
other, please explain
 
other, please explain
35%
i buy bottled water
 
i buy bottled water
53%
a running tap in my home or commu
 
a running tap in my home or commu
7%
a local river
 
a local river

20-24
6%
other, please explain
 
other, please explain
28%
i buy bottled water
 
i buy bottled water
58%
a running tap in my home or commu
 
a running tap in my home or commu
8%
a local river
 
a local river

25-30
6%
other, please explain
 
other, please explain
36%
i buy bottled water
 
i buy bottled water
50%
a running tap in my home or commu
 
a running tap in my home or commu
8%
a local river
 
a local river

31-34
3%
other, please explain
 
other, please explain
36%
i buy bottled water
 
i buy bottled water
53%
a running tap in my home or commu
 
a running tap in my home or commu
8%
a local river
 
a local river

35+
4%
other, please explain
 
other, please explain
39%
i buy bottled water
 
i buy bottled water
49%
a running tap in my home or commu
 
a running tap in my home or commu
7%
a local river
 
a local river
33%
I buy bottled water
 
I buy bottled water
54%
A running tap in my home or commu
 
A running tap in my home or commu
8%
A local river
 
A local river
5%
Other, please explain
 
Other, please explain
APR 6. 2019
What limits your access to clean and safe water?
3,327 responded out of 3,496 polled
Female
36%
Our water source is unreliable
 
Our water source is unreliable
25%
We don’t have piped water (taps)
 
We don’t have piped water (taps)
19%
The long distance to get water
 
The long distance to get water
19%
This doesn’t apply to me
 
This doesn’t apply to me

Male
40%
Our water source is unreliable
 
Our water source is unreliable
21%
We don’t have piped water (taps)
 
We don’t have piped water (taps)
18%
The long distance to get water
 
The long distance to get water
22%
This doesn’t apply to me
 
This doesn’t apply to me
0-14
10%
the long distance to get water
 
the long distance to get water
38%
our water source is unreliable
 
our water source is unreliable
10%
we don’t have piped water (taps)
 
we don’t have piped water (taps)
43%
this doesn’t apply to me
 
this doesn’t apply to me

15-19
19%
the long distance to get water
 
the long distance to get water
37%
our water source is unreliable
 
our water source is unreliable
26%
we don’t have piped water (taps)
 
we don’t have piped water (taps)
17%
this doesn’t apply to me
 
this doesn’t apply to me

20-24
17%
the long distance to get water
 
the long distance to get water
40%
our water source is unreliable
 
our water source is unreliable
21%
we don’t have piped water (taps)
 
we don’t have piped water (taps)
22%
this doesn’t apply to me
 
this doesn’t apply to me

25-30
17%
the long distance to get water
 
the long distance to get water
43%
our water source is unreliable
 
our water source is unreliable
18%
we don’t have piped water (taps)
 
we don’t have piped water (taps)
22%
this doesn’t apply to me
 
this doesn’t apply to me

31-34
23%
the long distance to get water
 
the long distance to get water
34%
our water source is unreliable
 
our water source is unreliable
22%
we don’t have piped water (taps)
 
we don’t have piped water (taps)
20%
this doesn’t apply to me
 
this doesn’t apply to me

35+
11%
the long distance to get water
 
the long distance to get water
48%
our water source is unreliable
 
our water source is unreliable
25%
we don’t have piped water (taps)
 
we don’t have piped water (taps)
17%
this doesn’t apply to me
 
this doesn’t apply to me
40%
Our water source is unreliable
 
Our water source is unreliable
22%
We don’t have piped water (taps)
 
We don’t have piped water (taps)
19%
The long distance to get water
 
The long distance to get water
19%
This doesn’t apply to me
 
This doesn’t apply to me
APR 6. 2019
Which of the following water purification methods are you most likely to use if your water is or appears to be contaminated?
3,171 responded out of 3,327 polled
Female
19%
Adding bleach to the water
 
Adding bleach to the water
70%
Boiling the water
 
Boiling the water
8%
Using water purification tablets
 
Using water purification tablets
3%
Using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
Using a cloth as a filtration bar

Male
17%
Adding bleach to the water
 
Adding bleach to the water
66%
Boiling the water
 
Boiling the water
12%
Using water purification tablets
 
Using water purification tablets
5%
Using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
Using a cloth as a filtration bar
0-14
10%
using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
using a cloth as a filtration bar
19%
adding bleach to the water
 
adding bleach to the water
67%
boiling the water
 
boiling the water
5%
using water purification tablets
 
using water purification tablets

15-19
3%
using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
using a cloth as a filtration bar
19%
adding bleach to the water
 
adding bleach to the water
68%
boiling the water
 
boiling the water
10%
using water purification tablets
 
using water purification tablets

20-24
4%
using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
using a cloth as a filtration bar
18%
adding bleach to the water
 
adding bleach to the water
67%
boiling the water
 
boiling the water
11%
using water purification tablets
 
using water purification tablets

25-30
3%
using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
using a cloth as a filtration bar
15%
adding bleach to the water
 
adding bleach to the water
72%
boiling the water
 
boiling the water
11%
using water purification tablets
 
using water purification tablets

31-34
3%
using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
using a cloth as a filtration bar
20%
adding bleach to the water
 
adding bleach to the water
64%
boiling the water
 
boiling the water
12%
using water purification tablets
 
using water purification tablets

35+
5%
using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
using a cloth as a filtration bar
20%
adding bleach to the water
 
adding bleach to the water
63%
boiling the water
 
boiling the water
12%
using water purification tablets
 
using water purification tablets
18%
Adding bleach to the water
 
Adding bleach to the water
67%
Boiling the water
 
Boiling the water
11%
Using water purification tablets
 
Using water purification tablets
4%
Using a cloth as a filtration bar
 
Using a cloth as a filtration bar
APR 6. 2019
What is the best way that individuals can alleviate the water crisis?
2,939 responded out of 3,171 polled
Female
32%
Capture rain water for reuse
 
Capture rain water for reuse
23%
Collect & reuse grey water
 
Collect & reuse grey water
15%
Report leakages and illegal water co
 
Report leakages and illegal water co
27%
Use less water – in baths, shower
 
Use less water – in baths, shower
4%
Own idea
 
Own idea

Male
35%
Capture rain water for reuse
 
Capture rain water for reuse
21%
Collect & reuse grey water
 
Collect & reuse grey water
18%
Report leakages and illegal water co
 
Report leakages and illegal water co
21%
Use less water – in baths, shower
 
Use less water – in baths, shower
5%
Own idea
 
Own idea
0-14
14%
use less water – in baths, shower
 
use less water – in baths, shower
29%
capture rain water for reuse
 
capture rain water for reuse
14%
report leakages and illegal water co
 
report leakages and illegal water co
33%
collect & reuse grey water
 
collect & reuse grey water
10%
own idea
 
own idea

15-19
19%
use less water – in baths, shower
 
use less water – in baths, shower
36%
capture rain water for reuse
 
capture rain water for reuse
13%
report leakages and illegal water co
 
report leakages and illegal water co
27%
collect & reuse grey water
 
collect & reuse grey water
5%
own idea
 
own idea

20-24
25%
use less water – in baths, shower
 
use less water – in baths, shower
30%
capture rain water for reuse
 
capture rain water for reuse
18%
report leakages and illegal water co
 
report leakages and illegal water co
23%
collect & reuse grey water
 
collect & reuse grey water
5%
own idea
 
own idea

25-30
27%
use less water – in baths, shower
 
use less water – in baths, shower
34%
capture rain water for reuse
 
capture rain water for reuse
20%
report leakages and illegal water co
 
report leakages and illegal water co
16%
collect & reuse grey water
 
collect & reuse grey water
3%
own idea
 
own idea

31-34
19%
use less water – in baths, shower
 
use less water – in baths, shower
36%
capture rain water for reuse
 
capture rain water for reuse
23%
report leakages and illegal water co
 
report leakages and illegal water co
16%
collect & reuse grey water
 
collect & reuse grey water
6%
own idea
 
own idea

35+
22%
use less water – in baths, shower
 
use less water – in baths, shower
38%
capture rain water for reuse
 
capture rain water for reuse
22%
report leakages and illegal water co
 
report leakages and illegal water co
18%
collect & reuse grey water
 
collect & reuse grey water
0%
own idea
 
own idea
35%
Capture rain water for reuse
 
Capture rain water for reuse
23%
Collect & reuse grey water
 
Collect & reuse grey water
16%
Report leakages and illegal water co
 
Report leakages and illegal water co
22%
Use less water – in baths, shower
 
Use less water – in baths, shower
5%
Own idea
 
Own idea
APR 6. 2019
When it comes to hygiene & sanitation, government’s top priority should be
2,744 responded out of 2,913 polled
Female
49%
Rural areas to get m access to water
 
Rural areas to get m access to water
16%
Sanitary products for girls/women
 
Sanitary products for girls/women
29%
Safe toilets in home/schools
 
Safe toilets in home/schools
6%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
53%
Rural areas to get m access to water
 
Rural areas to get m access to water
13%
Sanitary products for girls/women
 
Sanitary products for girls/women
27%
Safe toilets in home/schools
 
Safe toilets in home/schools
7%
Other idea
 
Other idea
0-14
5%
other idea
 
other idea
5%
sanitary products for girls/women
 
sanitary products for girls/women
47%
safe toilets in home/schools
 
safe toilets in home/schools
42%
rural areas to get m access to water
 
rural areas to get m access to water

15-19
6%
other idea
 
other idea
16%
sanitary products for girls/women
 
sanitary products for girls/women
28%
safe toilets in home/schools
 
safe toilets in home/schools
49%
rural areas to get m access to water
 
rural areas to get m access to water

20-24
8%
other idea
 
other idea
13%
sanitary products for girls/women
 
sanitary products for girls/women
28%
safe toilets in home/schools
 
safe toilets in home/schools
52%
rural areas to get m access to water
 
rural areas to get m access to water

25-30
6%
other idea
 
other idea
10%
sanitary products for girls/women
 
sanitary products for girls/women
30%
safe toilets in home/schools
 
safe toilets in home/schools
54%
rural areas to get m access to water
 
rural areas to get m access to water

31-34
6%
other idea
 
other idea
9%
sanitary products for girls/women
 
sanitary products for girls/women
31%
safe toilets in home/schools
 
safe toilets in home/schools
54%
rural areas to get m access to water
 
rural areas to get m access to water

35+
5%
other idea
 
other idea
19%
sanitary products for girls/women
 
sanitary products for girls/women
27%
safe toilets in home/schools
 
safe toilets in home/schools
49%
rural areas to get m access to water
 
rural areas to get m access to water
52%
Rural areas to get m access to water
 
Rural areas to get m access to water
14%
Sanitary products for girls/women
 
Sanitary products for girls/women
27%
Safe toilets in home/schools
 
Safe toilets in home/schools
7%
Other idea
 
Other idea
APR 6. 2019
What should Government do to improve water management and distribution?
2,577 responded out of 2,703 polled
Female
43%
Resilience for future water shortage
 
Resilience for future water shortage
16%
Water optimisation infrastructure
 
Water optimisation infrastructure
36%
Supplement water supply with borehol
 
Supplement water supply with borehol
5%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
43%
Resilience for future water shortage
 
Resilience for future water shortage
16%
Water optimisation infrastructure
 
Water optimisation infrastructure
36%
Supplement water supply with borehol
 
Supplement water supply with borehol
5%
Other idea
 
Other idea
0-14
17%
other idea
 
other idea
33%
resilience for future water shortage
 
resilience for future water shortage
33%
supplement water supply with borehol
 
supplement water supply with borehol
17%
water optimisation infrastructure
 
water optimisation infrastructure

15-19
5%
other idea
 
other idea
49%
resilience for future water shortage
 
resilience for future water shortage
25%
supplement water supply with borehol
 
supplement water supply with borehol
21%
water optimisation infrastructure
 
water optimisation infrastructure

20-24
5%
other idea
 
other idea
43%
resilience for future water shortage
 
resilience for future water shortage
38%
supplement water supply with borehol
 
supplement water supply with borehol
15%
water optimisation infrastructure
 
water optimisation infrastructure

25-30
4%
other idea
 
other idea
41%
resilience for future water shortage
 
resilience for future water shortage
46%
supplement water supply with borehol
 
supplement water supply with borehol
10%
water optimisation infrastructure
 
water optimisation infrastructure

31-34
3%
other idea
 
other idea
26%
resilience for future water shortage
 
resilience for future water shortage
55%
supplement water supply with borehol
 
supplement water supply with borehol
16%
water optimisation infrastructure
 
water optimisation infrastructure

35+
5%
other idea
 
other idea
34%
resilience for future water shortage
 
resilience for future water shortage
45%
supplement water supply with borehol
 
supplement water supply with borehol
16%
water optimisation infrastructure
 
water optimisation infrastructure
44%
Resilience for future water shortage
 
Resilience for future water shortage
16%
Water optimisation infrastructure
 
Water optimisation infrastructure
35%
Supplement water supply with borehol
 
Supplement water supply with borehol
5%
Other idea
 
Other idea

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