Households with children are far more likely to consider buying a water filtration system than those without, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The findings echo the study's overall theme that Americans' concerns about environmental issues affecting their quality of life have grown since the most recent study in 2017.
The independent survey was conducted by Applied Research-West Inc. in January 2019. The study offers a look into Americans' attitudes and concerns about their water. It is the seventh time in 15 years that the Water Quality Association (WQA) has commissioned this professional opinion research team.
The study showed that 51 percent of the households with children said they'd consider buying a water filtration system in the future, versus only 37 percent of the households without kids.
When considering which filtration system to buy, more than half (52 percent) of the households with children would likely buy a system with connectivity over one that did not have connectivity, while only 29 percent of those with no children present would buy a system with connectivity over one without.
The following are among the survey's major findings:
The report presents the findings of a national online survey conducted by Applied Research-West Inc. between Jan. 1 and Jan. 30, 2019. A total of 1,405 adults over 18 and living in private households were interviewed. ARW used a random sampling procedure, and the survey results are accurate within +/-2 percent. The results are representative of all U.S. adults over 18.