As a bonus for today, here’s a second silly survey from goo Ranking, this time looking at what hosework Japanese people find the most bother, for both men and women.

Demographics

Between the 25th and 28th of July 2008 1,072 members of the goo Research online monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.3% of the sample were male, 5.7% in their teens, 14.4% in their twenties, 31,0% in their thirties, 28.1% in their forties, 10.5% in their fifties, and 10.4% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

At home I do and enjoy most of the washing of dishes, throwing out the rubbish, hoovering, and garden maintenance, but I hate the most doing the toilet, but luckily my wife takes most care of that. Cleaning the air conditioner is probably the most bother as we have a high ceiling and some of the air conditioner covers are a bit broken!

Ranking result

Q: What housework do you think is the most bother to do? (Sample size=539, men)

Rank   Score
1 Washing dishes, tidying away dishes 100
2 Cleaning kitchen (cooker, extractor hood, etc) 79.3
3 Washing bath 66.9
4 Cleaning toilet, sink 66.5
5 Throwing out the rubbish 66.1
6 Wiping windows 65.3
7 Cleaning room floors (by hand, vacuum) 63.7
8 Washing windows, window sash 62.5
9 Washing car 61.8
10 Cleaning air conditioner 61.0
11 Cooking 59.0
12 Tidying up room shelves, desk tops, etc 56.2
13 Washing, hanging out, folding clothes 55.4
14 Ironing 55.0
15 Sewing on buttons, etc 49.0
16= Cleaning the fridge 40.2
16= Setting, tidying up futon, making bed 40.2
18 Changing between summer and winter clothes 37.5
19 Tidying garden, porch 36.3
20 Cleaning garage, storage room 34.7

Q: What housework do you think is the most bother to do? (Sample size=533, women)

Rank   Score
1 Kitchen cleaning (cooker, extractor hood, etc) 100
2 Ironing 90.5
3 Washing dishes, tidying away dishes 82.8
4 Wiping windows 78.5
5 Washing windows, window sash 75.8
6 Washing the bath 70.2
7 Cooking 69.3
8 Cleaning toilet, sink 67.5
9 Cleaning room floors (by hand, vacuum) 63.8
10 Sewing on buttons, etc 63.5
11 Changing between summer and winter clothes 63.2
12 Cleaning air conditioner 62.9
13 Cleaning the fridge 59.2
14 Throwing out the rubbish 57.7
15 Deciding each day’s schedule 57.1
16 Tidying up room shelves, desk tops, etc 54.0
17 Setting, tidying up futon, making bed 53.7
18 Washing, hanging out, folding clothes 48.5
19 Tidying garden, porch 46.6
20 Balancing the family budget, family management 43.3

1 Comment

mike · April 11, 2009 at 14:29

Kitchen is always tough. It gets dirty too fast all the time.

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