U.S. opinions on must-have products during flu season by gender 2015

This survey shows opinions among adults on must-have products during flu season in the U.S. as of 2015, by gender. Around 75 percent of respondents, including 65 percent male and 85 percent female respondents, stated that people must have tissues during the flu season.

Opinions on must-have products during flu season in the U.S. as of 2015, by gender

TotalMaleFemale
Any (NET)94%91%96%
Tissues75%65%85%
Hand soap64%55%72%
Cough drops (throat lozenges)58%53%63%
Cold medicine54%51%56%
Cough medicine53%48%58%
Pain reliever53%47%59%
Vitamin C51%49%54%
Hand sanitizer49%42%56%
Zinc19%17%21%
Sleep medication18%22%14%
Something else9%7%11%
None of these6%8%4%
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Source

Release date

December 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 14 to 19, 2015

Number of respondents

2,225 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following products, if any, do you consider ‘must-haves’ during flu season? Please select all that apply."
Multiple responses allowed

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