This chart reflects results from Question #29 on the Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 surveys, which asked, “Does anyone in your household pay any of the following utility bills?” The structured responses were:
No, all household utilities are included in rent
I don’t know
One hundred and sixty-nine respondents answered this question. One hundred and sixty-two respondents pay or have someone in their house pay an electric bill. One hundred and forty-one respondents pay or have someone in their house pay a gas bill. One hundred and fifty-five respondents pay or have someone in their house pay their internet bill. One hundred and twenty-six paid or had someone in their house pay a water bill. One respondent reported paying for oil, and seven mentioned other bills such as phone or trash bills. Seven said their bills were included in rent. Two respondents did not know.
The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey, which has been administered to 169 people over two time periods. The Spring 2020 survey was administered to 86 people between May and June, and the Winter 2020 survey was administered to 83 people between December 2020 and March 2021. Visit the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 - Spring + Winter 2020 Survey Results page to view more data from our survey. The project is approved by Drexel’s IRB.
Andrew Rosenthal, 13 April 2021, "Does anyone in your household pay any of the following utility bills? (Q29 S + W 2020)", contributed by Andrew Rosenthal and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 22 April 2021, accessed 19 June 2021.