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Survey: More Prefer Fist Bump To Handshake

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Survey: More Prefer Fist Bump To Handshake

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Survey: More Prefer Fist Bump To Handshake

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According to a survey by the hand sanitizer Purell, more Americans are opting for fist bumps over handshakes. The survey found people are worried about germs and sweaty palms.

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.

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