Has the survey made you think differently about energy? (Q50, Cumulative)

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May 3, 2021 - 2:18pm

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The chart reflects responses to Question #50 from the Winter 2020 survey, which asked: “Has the survey made you think differently about energy?” It also reflects responses to Question #50 of the Spring 2020 survey, which asked “Has the survey made you think differently about energy? Do you have any questions or concerns about energy that you did not have before taking this survey?” The two questions which constitute Q50 of the Spring 2020 survey were split up into Q50 and Q51 of the Winter 2020 Survey. This was an open-ended question, and there were 167 cumulative responses. Responses to this question were coded thematically, with all responses fitting into one of the following themes: 

 

  • Yes (no elaboration)

  • No

  • Yes, thinking more about energy and energy use

  • Yes, thinking more about energy assistance

  • Response mentions weatherization/WAP

  • Response mentions energy co-ops

  • Response mentions energy and environmental impacts

  • Response mentions energy rights

  • Response mentions low-income energy users

  • Response mentions respondent’s home energy systems/bill payment

  • Response mentions paying attention to energy issues/learning more about energy

  • Other

 

The most common theme was “No”, with 60 responses falling into this category, followed by “Yes (no elaboration)”, with 49 responses falling into this category. Seventeen responses were categorized as “response mentions energy assistance organizations/resources”, 15 responses were categorized as “Yes, thinking more about energy and energy use”,  and 10 responses were categorized as “response mentions paying attention to energy issues/learning more about energy”. Seven responses were categorized as “response mentions energy and environmental impacts”, six responses were categorized as “response mentions respondent’s home energy systems/bill payment”, and five responses were categorized as “response mentions energy co-ops”. Five responses were categorized as “response mentions energy rights”, four responses were categorized as “response mentions weatherization/WAP”, and four responses were categorized as “response mentions low-income energy users”. Eight responses were categorized as “Other”.  It’s important to note that many responses contained multiple themes and were categorized accordingly. 

 

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.

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Morgan Sarao, "Has the survey made you think differently about energy? (Q50, Cumulative)", contributed by Morgan Sarao, Morgan Sarao and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 3 May 2021, accessed 13 May 2021.