Mini Poll: Conditioning the Air


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

Air conditioning; all day, every day, pretty much everywhere:
 71%
Air conditioning, but only on the worst days:
 25%
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:
 2%

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

In the 90s or higher:
 4%
In the 80s:
 9%
In the high 70s:
 43%
In the low 70s:
 39%
69 degrees or lower:
 5%

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

Yes:
 27%
No:
 73%

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

Yes:
 90%
No:
 5%
I don't know, because I am asleep:
 2%
No AC:
 3%

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:
 18%
$100-$199:
 46%
$200-$299:
 20%
$300-$399:
 6%
$400-$499:
 3%
$500 or more:
 2%
I did not receive an electric bill:
 1%
I don't know because I don't pay the bill:
 6%

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

Higher:
 22%
Lower:
 27%
About the same:
 46%
I do not receive an electric bill:
 1%
I don't know because I don't pay the bill:
 4%

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:
 28%
Not getting gasoline that day:
 22%
Using alternative transportation:
 5%
Carpooling:
 1%
I probably wouldn't do any of those things:
 20%
I already do all or most of those things every day:
 23%

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:
 10%
Ugly air-conditioned car:
 90%

Would you have your wedding in a church with no air conditioning?

Yes:
 18%
No:
 82%

Do you think that the meeting chamber of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen should be air conditioned? (It currently is not – and never has been.)

Yes:
 75%
No:
 25%

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