Oct 2013 Topline Results
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University of Michigan Energy Survey
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Topline results for October 2013
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Q1. Reliability of Energy Used in Everyday Life
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Considering all sources of energy you usually use in everyday life, how reliable would you say they are?
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Options: not at all reliable, slightly reliable, moderatelly reliable, or very reliable
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Not at all reliable0.5%
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Slightly reliable2.7%
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Moderately reliable
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Very reliable74.2%
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Q2. Source of energy for reliability question
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Follow up to previous question: What specific source of energy were you mostly thinking about when you said that the energy you use is [not at all reliable <--> very reliable]?
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Gasoline/oil/ petroleum10.8%
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Natural gas20.0%
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Electricity65.6%
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Other sources3.6%
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Q3. How much does energy affect the environment?
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Next are some questions about energy and the environment. Thinking about all sources of energy people use in everyday life, to what extent would you say they affect the environment?
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Options: a lot, a fair amount, a little, not at all
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Not at all3.4%
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A little20.6%
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A fair amount36.4%
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A lot39.7%
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Q4. Domain most affected by every day energy use
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Which one of the following is most affected by the energy people use in everyday life?
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Options: air, water, global warming, or personal health
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Global warming24.5%
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Water16.5%
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Air42.4%
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Personal health16.6%
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Q5. Source of energy most affecting the environment
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Follow up to the previous question: What particular source of energy would you say affects the air/water/global warming/personal health the most?
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Fossil Fuels68.8%
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Pollution and emissions11.6%
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Electricity14.1%
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Other sources5.5%
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Q6. Environmental effect of energy in 5 years
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Thinking about the next five years, do you think the energy people use in everyday life will affect the environment more, less, or will the environmental impact of energy stay about the same?
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Affect less13.9%
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Stay about same47.7%
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Affect more38.4%
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Q7. Energy reduction for environmental reasons
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How often do you reduce the energy you use for your home or vehicle for enviornmental reasons?
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Options: always, often, sometimes, never
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RESPONSERESULTS
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Never21.0%
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Sometimes35.3%
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Often29.7%
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Always14.0%
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Q8. Monthly home energy bill cost [cumulative %]
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Thinking about the last time you (or someone else in your household) paid a household energy bill of any kind, how much did that bill cost you? Please do not include your water bill.
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RESPONSERESULTS
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$50 and under9.9%
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$50-10025.0%
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