Survey: More Prefer Fist Bump To Handshake
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly with news that more Americans are opting for the fist bump over the handshake. Nearly half of Americans say they would rather bump fists. That's according to a survey by the hand sanitizer Purell. It finds people are worried about germs and sweaty palms. Other findings: East Coasters are more worried about germy handshakes than folks out West. And Southerners shake hands about eight times a week, two more than the national average.
It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.