California Energy Commission Survey
A survey of students was conducted at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, California, on April 1, 2002. The survey asked questions to understand students general knowledge about energy and students use of the Internet and the news media.
California had just gone through a long electricity crisis, and the questions focussed on energy and also probed into their remembrance of the State of Californias multi-million dollar "Flex Your Power" energy conservation advertising campaign.
A total of 120 students completed the survey, most of them seniors and most of the on track to attend college. This survey though not statistically accurate for the entire school, does give an indication as to the general energy knowledge of the seniors at John F. Kennedy.
James Waller, Intern
California has just gone through a year where weve had problems with energy. Tell us what energy area you think we were having problems with.
Have you seen, heard, or read an advertisement asking you to "Flex Your Power?"
If you saw or heard any advertisement, what did they tell you to do?
Do you believe your personal efforts to reduce energy use (like turning off the lights) make a difference?
Whose job is it to make sure there are adequate supplies of energy for the state?
What is the source of your electricity at home?
The price of gasoline has gone up recently. Tell us the ONE thing you think caused this increase.
How important is energy to you in your daily life?
How often do your watch, listen to or read the news?
What media do you watch, listen to or read for the news?
What television stations or cable channels do you watch for news?
If you were assigned a homework assignment about energy, where would you go to get information?
Do you have a computer and Internet access at home?
If you have Internet access at home, how fast is your connection?
Tell us your grade.
Are you planning on going to college?
Are you male for female?
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