Of the following utilities, is the bill amount different from what you would typically expect during this time of year? For example, winter 2020 versus winter 2021. (Cumulative Q.26a/31)

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June 6, 2022 - 5:41pm

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This chart reflects responses to Question #31a from the Spring 2020 and Winter 2020 surveys and Question #26 from the Spring 2021 survey which asks respondents “Of the following utilities, is the bill amount different from what you would typically expect during this time of year? For example, winter 2020 versus winter 2021.” 234 respondents answered this question.

Increased

  • Water - Seventy-one respondents (30.3%)

  • Electric - 106 respondents (45.3%)

  • Oil - Seven respondents (3%)

  • Internet - Forty-nine (20.9%)

  • Phone (in Spring 2021 only) - Sixteen respondents (6.8%)

  • Gas - Seventy-six respondents (32.5%)

Stayed the same

  • Water - Ninety-three (39.7%)

  • Electric - Eighty-one (34.6%)

  • Oil - Eight respondents (3.4%)

  • Internet - 133 respondents (56.8%)

  • Phone (in Spring 2021 only) - Forty respondents (17.1%)

  • Gas - Ninety-two respondents (39.3%)

Decreased

  • Water - Two respondents (0.9%) 

  • Electric - Sixteen respondents (6.8%)

  • Oil - One respondent (0.4%)

  • Internet - Five respondents (2.1%)

  • Gas - Nine respondents (3.9%)

 

The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey, which has been administered to 234 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 The Spring 2021 survey was administered to 65 people between March 2021 and June 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.

 

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Andrew Rosenthal, "Of the following utilities, is the bill amount different from what you would typically expect during this time of year? For example, winter 2020 versus winter 2021. (Cumulative Q.26a/31)", contributed by Andrew Rosenthal, Alison Kenner, Briana Leone, Morgan Sarao and James Adams, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 6 June 2022, accessed 29 June 2022. https://energyrights.info/content/following-utilities-bill-amount-different-what-you-would-typically-expect-during-time-year-2