This chart reflects responses to Question #29a from both the Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 surveys, which asked, “If yes to 29, has COVID-19 changed the way your house divides or pays for utility bills?” The options available were,
Yes, because of COVID-19;
Yes, because it has changed because of something unrelated to COVID-19;
No, nothing has changed;
I don’t know.
163 respondents answered this question. 121 respondents (74.2%) said “No, nothing has changed.” Thirty four respondents (20.9%) reported that COVID-19 had changed the way their house divides or pays for utility bills. One respondent (0.6%) reports that there was a change, but it was unrelated to COVID-19. Three respondents (1.8%) answered “I don’t know.” Four respondents (2.5%) answered “other.”
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, 14 April 2021, "If yes to 29, has COVID-19 changed the way your house divides or pays for utility bills? (Q29a S + W 2020)", contributed by Andrew Rosenthal and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 23 April 2021, accessed 10 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/if-yes-29-has-covid-19-changed-way-your-house-divides-or-pays-utility-bills-q29a-s-w-2020