Germans Save on Showers Amid Energy Crisis
© AP Photo / Jae C. HongShower system
© AP Photo / Jae C. Hong
Sanctions initiated by the collective West against Russia have led to a tremendous energy crisis in Europe, forcing its people to take steps in order to save energy.
A considerable number of Germans have changed their grooming habits in an attempt to save money, a new poll has concluded.
Some 31 percent of Germans have started taking less time showering than before the recent spike in energy prices, according to the results of a YouGov poll that surfaced in local media.
Likewise, 57 percent of respondents started taking shorter or colder showers, or began showering less frequently in 2023, while only 51 percent of respondents gave a similar answer the year before.
Specifically, some 28 percent of men and 34 percent of women in Germany now take shorter showers, while 22 percent of men and 20 percent of women take colder showers. About 28 percent of the respondents in Germany said they shower less often since the beginning of what one outlet described as an “energy crisis.”
Also, 48 percent of the respondents have apparently installed water- and energy-saving fittings in their showers.