This chart reflects responses to Question #39 from the Winter 2020 Survey, which asks respondents, “Since COVID-19 began, have you or others in your household been aware of changes in daily energy consumption that cannot be attributed to seasonal change, for example?” The options available were, “yes, we are using more energy”, “yes, we are using less energy”, “maybe”, “I don’t know,” and “no, our energy consumption has remained the same.”
All eighty-three respondents answered this question.
Forty-seven respondents (56.6%) reported that yes, they are using more energy.
Five respondents (6%) reported yes, they are using less energy.
Twenty five respondents (30%) reported that they were using the same amount of energy.
Six respondents (7.2%) reported they did not know.
The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey - Overview, which was administered to 83 people over a fourteen week period between December 2020 and March 2021. Visit the Winter 2020 Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 - Survey Results page to view more data from our survey. The project is approved by Drexel’s IRB.
Andrew Rosenthal, "Since COVID-19 began, have you or others in your household been aware of changes in daily energy consumption that cannot be attributed to seasonal change, for example?” (Q39 Wi2020)", contributed by Andrew Rosenthal and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 30 June 2021, accessed 10 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/covid-19-began-have-you-or-others-your-household-been-aware-changes-daily-energy-0