Hello richyrich123, thank you for your question and subsequent clarification.
Here are the results of the poll I mentioned:
Should we wear shoes in the house?
Yes, in all situations................................ 7 16.67%
No, not at all ....................................... 26 61.90%
Yes, but only in houses with hard-floors.............. 9 21.43%
The poll and the subsequent discussions can be viewed here:
Another larger poll:
Shoes... on or off at home?
ON 10 9.80%
OFF 92 90.20%
If we do a search limiting ourselves to only sites based in the UK, we
seem to get a similar percentage distribution (I would estimate that
probably nearer 70 - 75% of people do not wear shoes in the house)
Using this search strategy
"Shoes in the house " site:.uk
We can see that whilst some websites are irrelevant, those that are
not, certainly lean towards people not wearing shoes in the house.
Regarding raising children....
"Wearing one's shoes indoors is a mortal sin,"
"Surely nobody wears shoes in the house,"
"Being a clumsy oaf who never wears shoes in the house"
"We don't wear shoes in the house"
"And the guestbook, now after all of that it is rude for you not sign,
it'd be like not taking your shoes off when you come to my house"
(on customer service)
"Formally delighting on factors that can differentiate with high
impact but low cost e.g. taking shoes off when entering a home
In fact the only place I could really find where someone really
supported the wearing of shoes in the house was here:
"Can anyone explain to me why so many people in the UK appear to
consider it rude to remove shoes indoors"
(but even there most of the commentators were against the wearing of shoes indoors)
Not specifically UK related, but see:
"Shoes or No Shoes?"
Thank you for your question, and if you need any clarification of my
answer, do not hesitate to ask prior to rating my answer.
Very best regards
Search strategy included:
"taking * shoes off" house OR home site:.uk