The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

2019 ACI National Cleaning Survey Results: Spring Cleaning Laundry Data


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Q. Which of the following cleaning tasks do you enjoy doing the most?
(Top Ranked Response)

24% Laundry
21% Cleaning countertops
21% Vacuuming
17% Dishes
7% Cleaning Furniture
7% Wiping windows
4% Polishing floors

Q. How often, if ever, do you read the instructions on the tag for how to wash your clothes before washing them?

35% All of the time
42% Some of the time
16% Rarely
6% Never

Q. Approximately what percentage of the time that you do laundry do you use cold, warm, and hot water? Please consider the temperature used for the main wash cycle.

1. Cold Water

  • 48% Less than 50 percent
  • 52% 50 percent or more

2. Warm Water

  • 68% Less than 50 percent
  • 32% 50 percent or more

3. Hot Water

  • 86% Less than 50 percent
  • 14% 50 percent or more

The 2019 ACI National Cleaning Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research ( among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults, ages 18+, with an oversample of 500 Millennials, between March 7 and March 14, 2019, using an email invitation and an online survey. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points for the sample.