Most Americans Don’t Wear Shoes Inside Their Home

There are two types of homes:  The ones where people wear shoes inside for comfort, convenience, and to reduce the clutter by doors.  And the ones where people DON’T wear shoes inside, because it’s gross.

In a new poll, 63% of Americans say they take their shoes off inside, while 37% DO wear shoes inside.

But 76% are not willing to ask their guests to remove their shoes, including 67% of the group who don’t wear shoes inside themselves.  It isn’t that imposing though.  90% of people think that it’s a “reasonable request” since it’s your home.  10% think it’s unreasonable.

In the poll, it seems like the shoes-off thing is more common among younger adults. 44% of Gen Z say they’ll ask guests to remove their shoes, 35% of Millennials agree, as do 13% of Gen X and 7% of Boomers.


(CBS News)