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Energy Survey

Part 1:

Respondent Background

1. Gender:
o

Female

Male

2. Your ethnic origin:


o

Malay

Chinese

Indian

Others

3. Your age:
o

18 years or below

19 - 30 years

31- 55 years

56 years & above

4. What is your approximate household income per month?


a

RM 1499 and below d RM 5000 - 9999

b RM 1500 - 2999
c

RM 10000 or more

RM 3000-4999

5. Which religion do you follow/practise?


a

Islam

b Buddhism
c

d None
e

Other:__________________

Christianity

6. Programme of study in UTAR? _______________________________________________________

7. Year of study: ________________________ Semester: ____________________________

8. Signature: ________________________________

9. Name of the student who interviewed the respondent: __________________________________

Please complete the following questionnaire which is set in a way to assess the intensity of the
response of students for academic purposes, by placing a CROSS in the appropriate box.

Energy Survey
Part 1: Awareness
1. How concerned are you that global climate change?
 Extremely
concerned
 Not at all
concerned

 Very concerned

 Neutral

 Not so sure

2. Among the consequences of climate change, which of the following do you think will have the
most impact on your life? (Cross only one)
 Rise in temperature  Wildlife at risk
 Increased risk of
flood, drought and
fire

 Changing
landscapes

 Melting ice and


 Increased risk of
rising seas
heat-related disease
 Other (please state ____________________)

3. Which of the following statements come closest to your opinion about global warming?
 Global warming has been established as a serious problem and immediate action is necessary
 There is enough evidence that global warming is taking place and some actions should be taken
 We dont know enough about global warming and more research is necessary before we take any
actions
 Concern about global warming is unwarranted
 Not sure
4. To what extent would you say that the usage of non-renewable energy (fossil fuels, Earth minerals,
etc.) in everyday life affects the environment?
 A great deal
 Not sure

 A fair amount

 A little

 Not at all

5. How aware are you of the environmental impact of energy use?








Extremely aware I actively follow issues and seek out opportunities to learn more
Very aware I regularly follow news media and sometimes investigate in more detail
Neutral I follow current issues and know what are the concerns are
Not so aware I am aware of the debate, but am not yet convinced
Not at all aware I am not aware of the environmental impacts

6. What is your general attitude toward energy conservation?








Very positive I actively save energy and believe I can make a difference
Aware and positive I think it is important and try to save energy when possible
Partly aware - I take some action and occasionally pass on information to others
Neutral I may occasionally try to save energy when I think about it
Indifferent Its not something I worry about

7. Do you know that energy conservation lead to reduced greenhouse gas emission, global warming,
and saving of scarce natural resources?
 Yes

 No

 Not sure

8. What is your level of awareness of energy waste?


 Extremely aware
 Not at all aware

 Very aware

 Neutral

 Not so aware

Part 2: Current Practice


1. How often do you leave lights on in rooms when theres nobody in room?
 Always
 Never

 Most of the time

 Sometimes

 Occasionally

2. How often do you leave your electronic devices (e.g. computer, DVD player) on when its not
being used?
 Always
 Never

 Most of the time

 Sometimes

 Occasionally

3. How often do you leave the battery charger of an electronic device plugged in once the battery is
charged?
 Always
 Never

 Most of the time

 Sometimes

 Occasionally

4. Do you fill the electric kettle full when you only want one cup of tea?
 Yes

 No

 Not sure

5. Do you regularly check how much electricity and gas you use?
 Yes

 No

 Not sure

6. How often do you actively ask people to conserve energy?


 Always
 Never

 Most of the time

 Sometimes

 Occasionally

 Neutral

 Not so motivated

7. How motivated are you to save energy?


 Extremely
 Very motivated
moderated
 Not at all motivated

8. Have you realized/achieved any significant monetary savings through energy conservation in last
two years?
 Yes

 No

 Not sure

9. In your opinion, what is a good temperature for an air conditioner at home?


 Temperature (oC) ______________________________________________________________
10. How much was your household electric bill last month?
 RM __________________________________________________________________________

Part 3: Improvement
1.Do you know what Renewable Energy Sources are?
 Yes

 No

 Not sure

2. Do you agree that renewable sources can replace fossil fuels (petroleum, natural gas, coal, etc.) for
energy generation?
 Strongly Agree
 Strongly disagree

 Agree

 Neutral

 Disagree

3. Do you think that we should increase the use of renewable energy?


 Yes

 No

 Not sure

4. Who do you think has the major responsibility for increasing our use of renewable energy?
 Government

 Businesses &
 Scientists
 Every one of us
industries
 Other (please state _____________________________________________________________)
5. Do you feel that you need more information about renewable energy?
 Yes

 No

 Not sure

6. If yes, where is the most useful place for such information to be made available? (Skip this question if
answer for Q5 is No)

 Newspaper
 Public buildings/
libraries

 TV
 School

 Radio
 Internet/website
 Other (please state ____________________)