A recent survey from the Pew Research Center finds that nearly a third of Americans would consider using a dishwasher if it were more convenient, a trend that’s sure to continue.
The survey asked respondents what appliances they would consider “essential” or “very essential” in their home, which are typically defined as having one or more of the following features: Easy to use, easy to clean, and reliable.
A dishwasher is no exception.
A whopping 58% of Americans say they would use one of these household appliances in their own home, according to the survey, which also found that more than half of Americans consider the refrigerator to be the most important appliance they have in their kitchen.
The Pew report comes at a particularly sensitive time in the war against dishwashing.
While the National Restaurant Association has been pushing to ban all dishes in the United States from being left to the dishwasher, advocates for the industry say that this new survey, and similar ones from other surveys, could provide them with additional data to further push their case.
For example, the survey found that 52% of respondents say they’d consider buying an automatic washing machine, a sentiment echoed by the National Association of Home Appliance Installers (NAHI).
Meanwhile, more than a quarter of respondents said they’d probably purchase a dishwashing machine themselves, with another 28% saying they would “probably” do so.
The Pew survey was conducted in June 2016, and surveyed a representative sample of 4,000 U.S. adults.
It’s likely that the survey’s results will vary widely from survey to survey due to different demographics and economic conditions in the U.K. and Canada.
In the U, a poll of 473 people conducted by Ipsos-Reid last week found that 41% of Brits would consider buying a dishbarrel, compared to 28% in the US.
(The UK poll had respondents saying that they were unlikely to consider buying one of their own.)
But even with the data and trends at their disposal, experts say the number of people who would consider purchasing a dish, and the number who would be comfortable using it, are likely far lower than the figures that the American and Canadian governments are currently pushing for.
“It’s very likely that people would use dishwashers or other dishwashing machines as a last resort,” said Dr. Peter Breen, the president of the National Retail Federation, a trade group that represents the industry.
“If you look at the data, you would have to be very, very pessimistic to think that there’s a market for these appliances.”
According to the latest survey, 46% of U.L.I. households would consider a dishwasher in their house, with 27% saying that the machine would be “extremely important” in the home.
“There is a very small percentage of people that would use the dishwashing machine as a means of reducing clutter in their homes,” said Breen.
“I think there’s no reason why you would use it for that purpose.”
“It’s hard to believe that a majority of the U