Data Journalist

Nearly half of those over 55 always make their beds (47%)

A part of any military regimen is the act of making one’s bed in the morning. Make it a habit and author Charles Duhigg of The Power of Habit writes it can create “chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.” According to a new YouGov poll, many Americans also tidy up after rolling out of bed. Data from the latest YouGov Omnibus poll reveals that a third of Americans (37%) they “always” make their beds.

Others in the survey report that they only do it “often” (19%), “sometimes’ (20%), or “rarely” (14%). Few say they never make their beds (7%).

While a majority of people (76%) make their beds at least “sometimes”, Americans over the age of 55 (81%) boast the highest rate of doing so. The practice isn’t as popular among the young though. Millennials, both 18 to 24 (67%) and 25 to 34 year-olds (66%), are the least likely of all age groups to say they make their beds at least “sometimes”. A quarter of older millennials (26%), 25 to 34, say they roll out of bed and “rarely” or “never” tidy up.

The new poll also shows slight differences for bed-makers who earn different salaries. Eight in ten people (82%) who make over $80,000 a year say they make their beds at least “sometimes”. At least seven in ten of those who earn between $40,000 and $80,000 (74%) and those who make less than $40,000 (72%) say they also make their beds at that frequency.

Learn more about YouGov Omnibus

Image: Getty

Fast, rich, reliable opinion

Contact us now to reach national or bespoke groups in the UK or abroad with results delivered as soon as the very next day.
Related Content