This chart shows results from Question #21A from the Spring 2020 survey and Question #21B Winter 2020 surveys, which asked “If yes to Q21, what did you do to address these disruptions?” This was an open-ended question, and there were 66 cumulative responses. Responses to this question were thematically coded, with all responses fitting into one or more of the following themes:
waited it out
contacted utility company
took adaptive measures
Contacted maintenance/HVAC technician
Contacted an energy assistance organization
The most common response was “waited it out”, with 28 responses fitting into this category, followed by “took adaptive measures”, with 25 responses fitting into this category. Fifteen responses were categorized as “contacted utility company”, three responses were categorized as “contacted maintenance/HVAC technician”, two responses were categorized as “contacted an energy assistance organization”, two responses were categorized as “contacted landlord”, and three responses were categorized as “other”. It’s important to note that some responses contained multiple themes.
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.
Morgan Sarao, "If yes to Q21, what did you do to address these disruptions? (Q21A/B, Cumulative)", contributed by Morgan Sarao and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 3 May 2021, accessed 16 January 2022.