Mini Poll: Keeping Your St. Louis Cool


How do you generally prefer to keep cool in the summer?


Air conditioning; all day, every day, pretty much everywhere:
 72%
Air conditioning, but only on the worst days:
 26%
No A/C at all. Fans/iced drinks/swimming pools/something else can make it cool enough for me:
 2%
I never get hot enough to need anything in the summer:
 0%

 


What is the temperature (F) of the space in which you are answering this question right now?


In the 90s or higher:
 5%
In the 80s:
 10%
In the high 70s:
 50%
In the low 70s:
 30%
69 degrees or lower:
 5%

 


Do you know someone who does not have air conditioning at home?


Yes:
 24%
No:
 76%

 


Do you generally run your air conditioner in the summer when you sleep?


Yes:
 94%
No:
 4%
I don't know, because I am asleep:
 1%
No AC:
 1%

 


What is the general type of air conditioner in your home?


Wall/Window Through:
 9%
Split Type:
 1%
Portable:
 1%
Central Air Cooling/Heating:
 89%
Something else:
 0%
No AC:
 1%

 


Do you think that every classroom in the St. Louis Public School district should be air conditioned?


Yes:
 84%
No:
 16%

 


Do you think that the meeting chamber of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen should be air conditioned?


Yes:
 83%
No:
 17%

 


Have you ever used one of the City of St. Louis cooling centers that open during extended heat emergencies?


Yes:
 1%
No:
 99%

 


What was your utility bill at home last month?


$99 or less:
 16%
$100-$199:
 44%
$200-$299:
 19%
$300-$399:
 9%
$400-$499:
 2%
$500 or more:
 3%
I did not receive an electric bill:
 1%
I don't know because I don't pay the bill:
 5%

 


Do you think your cooling bill is generally higher than other people's, generally lower, or about the same?


Higher:
 23%
Lower:
 30%
About the same:
 45%
I do not receive an electric bill:
 1%
I don't know because I don't pay the bill:
 1%

 


Are you familiar with the concept of the passive cooling of living and working spaces?


Yes:
 20%
Yes, somewhat:
 24%
No:
 56%

 


Would you be interested in applying for a low-interest, 20-year government loan to finance energy efficient upgrades to your home or to install renewable energy features such as solar panels?


Yes:
 57%
No:
 43%

 


Which of the following modifications to your daily routine would you be most willing to do on very hot days in order to help with air quality/ozone issues?


Skip mowing my yard:
 27%
Not getting gasoline that day:
 22%
Using alternative trasnportation:
 6%
Carpooling:
 3%
I probably wouldn't do any of those things:
 11%
I already do all or most of those things every day:
 30%

 


Would you rather drive a great looking car without an air conditioner or an ugly car with a great air conditioner?


Great looking not air-conditioned car:
 13%
Ugly air-conditioned car:
 87%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.