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Asian Toilets
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Average Completion Time:
3min 58sec (Min: 1min 17sec, Max: 21min 2sec)
Average Time before Quit:
1min 10sec

[This survey asked about the respondent's use of Asian toilets (sometimes known as "squat" toilets, as they are common in some parts of southern Europe as well as other countries) in public places.]

Questions marked [*] were required.

  1.  [*] Have you used an Asian (squat) toilet?
 

No - 3 6.82%  6.82%
Yes - 41 93.18%  93.18%
Total Answers - 44
  2.  On this page, please tell us about your experience with Asian (squat) toilets...

 In general, how was/is your experience with Asian (squat) toilets?
Good - 17 41.46%  41.46%
Okay - 20 48.78%  48.78%
Bad - 4 9.76%  9.76%
Total Answers - 41
 3.  Do you use Asian toilets regularly?
No - 21 52.50%  52.50%
Yes - 19 47.50%  47.50%
Total Answers - 40
  4.  Have you used them on a railway station or train?
No - 11 26.83%  26.83%
Yes - 30 73.17%  73.17%
Total Answers - 41
  5.  Have you used them in a hotel room?
No - 9 21.95%  21.95%
Yes - 32 78.05%  78.05%
Total Answers - 41
  6.  Would you say the following statements are true or false...

  Asian toilets were generally clean or OK
False - 21 52.50%  52.50%
True - 19 47.50%  47.50%
Total Answers - 40
  7.  Asian toilets were generally quite unhygienic
False - 15 36.59%  36.59%
True - 26 63.41%  63.41%
Total Answers - 41
  8.  Asian toilets were easier to find than Western ones
False - 8 20.00%  20.00%
True - 32 80.00%  80.00%
Total Answers - 40
  9.  Please tell us some more about why you haven't used an Asian (squat) toilet

  I haven't travelled to any country which uses them
False - 1 33.33%  33.33%
True - 2 66.67%  66.67%
Total Answers - 3
  10.  Why didn't you use an Asian toilet on your trip?

  I tried to find Western toilets as much as possible
False - 0 0.00%  0.00%
True - 1 100.00%  100.00%
Total Answers - 1
  11.  Please tell us why you looked for Western toilets:

 I have problems squatting so low to use the toilet
No - 1 100.00%  100.00%
Yes - 0 0.00%  0.00%
Total Answers - 1
  12.  I find Asian toilets distasteful to use
No - 0 0.00%  0.00%
Yes - 1 100.00%  100.00%
Total Answers - 1
  13.  All Asian toilets I looked at were very dirty
No - 0 0.00%  0.00%
Yes - 1 100.00%  100.00%
Total Answers - 1
  14.  Tell us your opinion of Asian (squat) toilets here:

  I think Asian toilets are becoming less commmon in tourist destinations
Agree - 25 59.52%  59.52%
Neither agree nor disagree - 13 30.95%  30.95%
Disagree - 4 9.52%  9.52%
Total Answers - 42
  15.  I think Asian toilets are easier to keep clean with limited cleaning resources
Agree - 31 75.61%  75.61%
Neither agree nor disagree - 6 14.63%  14.63%
Disagree - 4 9.76%  9.76%
Total Answers - 41
  16.  I think Asian toilets have an unfair reputation amongst foreigners (unclean, difficult to use, likely to spread disease, etc.)
Agree - 26 61.90%  61.90%
Neither agree nor disagree - 10 23.81%  23.81%
Disagree - 6 14.29%  14.29%
Total Answers - 42
  17.  I could imagine installing an Asian toilet in my own home when the time to upgrade my bathroom comes
Agree - 9 21.43%  21.43%
Neither agree nor disagree - 7 16.67%  16.67%
Disagree - 26 61.90%  61.90%
Total Answers - 42
  18.  This site has some detailed help on using squat toilets (tokezone tips). Do you think there should be more positive information given about squat toilets and their use in the guidebooks?
Agree - 26 61.90%  61.90%
Neither agree nor disagree - 10 23.81%  23.81%
Disagree - 6 14.29%  14.29%
Total Answers - 42
 19.  What do you think are the ADVANTAGES of Asian (squat) toilets?

 They are relatively hygienic for the user even when not cleaned thoroughly
Agree - 29 67.44%  67.44%
Neither agree nor disagree - 9 20.93%  20.93%
Disagree - 5 11.63%  11.63%
Total Answers - 43
 20.  The squatting position is better than a sitting position when voiding the bowels
Agree - 25 58.14%  58.14%
Neither agree nor disagree - 11 25.58%  25.58%
Disagree - 7 16.28%  16.28%
Total Answers - 43
 21.  A toilet which allows the user to wash themselves easily with water (thus using little or no toilet paper) is more environmentally responsible
Agree - 31 72.09%  72.09%
Neither agree nor disagree - 10 23.26%  23.26%
Disagree - 2 4.65%  4.65%
Total Answers - 43
 22.  Please add any more information you wish to share:
 (Total Answers 12)

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