Follow for more talkers


Why over half of Americans are repulsed by Jake Gyllenhaal

A new poll of Americans found that 51% are not in favor of certain celebrity bathing habits.



Hollywood has gotten smelly – and half of Americans think it’s time for some celebs to take a shower.  

A new poll of 1,002 nationally representative Americans, conducted by OnePoll on Aug. 9, found that 51% are not in favor of celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s bathing habits, saying it’s an absolute must to shower regularly.

Meanwhile, 31% said it’s not necessary to shower daily. Thirty-five percent of those who think cleanliness is vital said they shower every day, while 15% do so every other day.

Only eight percent of respondents take showers once a week, and a mere four percent like to soap up more than twice a day.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is also a fan of taking multiple showers a day. The “Fast and Furious” star shared on Twitter on Aug. 6 that he bathes up to three times a day.

“Nope, I’m the opposite of a 'not washing themselves' celeb. Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin’. Shower (warm) after my workout before work. Shower (hot) after I get home from work. Face wash, body wash, exfoliate and I sing (off key) in the shower,” he wrote.

Thirty-three percent acknowledged that breaking a sweat is an indicator to hit the water. Others said they shower after noticing they have greasy hair and smelling unpleasant (both at 33%).

Many people (32%) said they’re “too busy to take a shower,” while 53% said they always make room for good hygiene no matter what.

And when it comes to kids' bathing habits, 84% of parents of children ages 0 to 9 who were surveyed said bath time is a "crucial" part of their daily routine.

However, celebrity couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have different perspectives on bathing their children.

The couple recently made headlines when they revealed on ABC's "The View" on Aug. 3 that they wait for the “stink” before bathing their kids, Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6.

“I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink,” Bell said. “Once you catch a whiff, that’s biology’s way of letting you know, you need to clean it up.”

The couple followed suit after Kutcher and Kunis went on Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert," saying they only clean up their kids when "you can see dirt on them."

"Otherwise, there’s no point,” Kutcher said.

While 63% of parents agree with this celebrity approach toward bathing, a quarter (25%) disagree.

The data showed 35% of parents prioritize bath time for their young children by sticking them in the shower seven or more times a week, especially when they're sweaty (37%) and smelly (32%).

Overall, 69% of parents shared that good hygiene is essential for their little ones, saying they bathe their children more than they do themselves.

Stories and infographics by ‘Talker Research’ are available to download & ready to use. Stories and videos by ‘Talker News’ are managed by SWNS. To license content for editorial or commercial use and to see the full scope of SWNS content, please email or submit an inquiry via our contact form.

Top Talkers