SC Johnson Survey Finds Improved Cleaning Habits

March 24, 2021

Americans (61%), especially young adults, believe the COVID-19 pandemic has improved their cleaning habits, according to a new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted on behalf of SC Johnson, parent company of SC Johnson Professional.

Half (50%) of respondents have adopted new cleaning routines during the pandemic. Those cleaning more often clean do so an average of two extra hours each week compared to pre-pandemic routines, and more than half (54%) of Americans expect to keep up their new routines.

The survey shows families today are cleaning more together, with more than four in 10 (44%) parents reporting that their children are helping clean more than before the pandemic. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of parents said they expect their children to continue to help as much as they did during the pandemic.

“At SC Johnson, our goal is to create a healthier world by educating and enabling people on cleaning and hygiene so that they can respond to this pandemic and future public health threats,” said Alan VanderMolen, SC Johnson Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. “We are encouraged to see families are working together to improve and maintain their cleaning habits because healthier homes create healthier communities and a better world.”

About SC Johnson Professional
Based in Racine, Wisconsin, SC Johnson Professional is a manufacturer of janitorial and sanitation cleaners. For more information, visit