Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: DA-009-002-1-1-United States-ROPER-1983

Subject Area: Environment and Natural Resources

Bibliographic Citation: Energy care survey, wave II: April 14 - 20, 1983.  [machine-readable data file] / Northeast Utilities  [principal investigator(s)] / Storrs, CT: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: USCONNSPEC1983-022

Date Accessioned: 4/15/2003

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data is in raw ASCII format.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 4/10/2003

Documentation: Document files are in PDF and MS Word format.

Abstract: Sample of this survey was taken from households particpated in the Energy Care Program. The sample size is 303. Major topics covered are: source of knowledge of Energy Care program: workshops, media, flyers, social agency, friend/relative/neighbor; use of materials provided by Energy Care; month during which materials were used; installment problems; helpfulness of instructions; use of plastic windows and number of windows covered; month during which plastic was removed; reasons for not using plastic; use of weather-stripping around doors and "doorsweeps" around bottom of doors; use of electric outlet insulators; sufficiency of energy package for entire home; additional materials purchased; extra material received; problems with the installation of Energy Care materials: tearing, falling off, ugly, didn't work; usefulness of literature; Energy Care Kit received in the winter of 1981-82; use of kit in present dwelling; knowledge of "Energy Assistance" Program and source; application for "Energy Assistance" this winter; knowledge of utility companies' "hardship listing" and source; application for "hardship listing"; special arrangements with Northeast Utilities to pay gas/electric bill; satisfaction with paying arrangements; knowledge of northeast Utilities "wrap up/seal up" program and source; participation in program descriptions of family residence; primary fuel used for home heating; ownership of residence; separate payment for heat in rented residence; difference in heating bills as a result of the installation of Energy care materials; comfort of home since energy conservation measures adopted.

Media/File Reports:

7312 (CD-ROM)
7313 (CD-ROM)
7396 (CD-Rom)
7397 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)