Auto-Pay for Utility Bills (Q30)





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Created Date

April 8, 2021 - 4:30pm

Contributed date

December 29, 2020 - 12:27pm

Critical Commentary

This chart represents responses to Question #30 from the Spring 2020 survey, “Is your household enrolled in auto-pay for any of your utility bills?” The available options were yes, no, and I don’t know. 

Seventy-six people responded. 

  • Forty-three respondents (56.6%) reported that their household did use auto-pay for utility bills. 

    • Thirteen out of forty-three respondents indicated that only some of their bills are on autopay (one said it was their gas and electric bill on autopay while six indicated only their internet bills; one stated it was just their water and internet; two indicated it was their electric and internet on autopay and one stated it was just their water bill). 

    • Five stated all of their bills were on autopay. This does not mean that the rest had all of their bills on autopay, since the question asked if any bills were on auto pay. 

  • Twenty-seven (35.5%) said none of their bills are on autopay. 

  • Seven respondents (9.2%) stated they did not know. 

The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey - Overview, which was administered to 86 people over a six week period in May-June 2020. Visit the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 - Survey Results page to view more data from our survey. The project is approved by Drexel’s IRB.



Cite as

Andrew Rosenthal, 8 April 2021, "Auto-Pay for Utility Bills (Q30)", contributed by Andrew Rosenthal, Briana Leone and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 28 June 2021, accessed 2 March 2024.