This chart reflects results from Question #29 on the Winter 2020 survey, 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
All eighty-three (100%) respondents pay or have someone in their house pay an electric bill.
Seventy-eight (94%) respondents pay or have someone in their gas bill.
Sixty-six respondents (79.5%) pay or have someone pay their water bill.
Seventy-seven (80.7%) respondents pay or have someone pay their internet bill.
No respondents had their utilities included in rent, but one person did have their water included in rent.
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, 20 April 2021, "Does anyone in your household pay any of the following utility bills? (Q29 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/does-anyone-your-household-pay-any-following-utility-bills-q29-wi2020