I constructed my survey around four areas: sources of energy, energy use habits, electricity outage and relationship between electricity and health. 16 people took the survey.
The results show that people are informed about the alternative technologies for energy production yet do not know the kind of power plant their electricity is supplied from. We are taking electricity for granted and have an abstract vision of it. Even though people are aware of the facts like the difference between fluorescent and incandescent bulbs or the inefficiency of disposable batteries, we continue to use the less effective and environmentally friendly methods.
80% of the participants experienced an electricity outage. This gives someone the foresight about the meaning of lack of electricity. The survey showed that communication devices (phone, radio, internet, computer...) were amongst the most important facilities during an outage, followed by lights.
8th question asking for a suggestion to make a device rechargeable was the most challenging question in the survey. While 50% of the participants skipping the questions, 25% of the people who answered the question said that they are not sure. This might show that we accept the devices we use as they are and we get used to their energy needs without realizing.
Here is the graph for the results.