Title of Research Study: Building a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Secure, clean and efficient energy by University of Twente


You are being asked to participate in a research project that will survey you about your economic and political attitudes towards local, clean, and secure energy. The goal of this project is to understand people’s energy use and their attitude towards sustainable and green energy transitions. The results of the survey will be used for internal and external reports as well as a scholarly publications. All survey respondents will remain anonymous and will not be personally identifiable. This project is funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020. You will first report on your demographic information, then the questions will focus on your energy use and related concerns.

The survey has 65 questions and takes about 20 minutes. It is available in 4 languages!

To participate in this study, you must also meet the following criteria:

  1. You are 18 years old or older.
  2. You have not taken this survey before.
  3. You have agreed to participate in this survey by clicking to the beginning.

What are the potential risks and benefits of participation?

There are no risks associated with participation in this study. There are no direct benefits associated with participation in this study. What about privacy and confidentiality? Because we do not ask for your name or other information that might uniquely identify you, the responses you provide can never be traced specifically to you. You will be identifiable using an anonymous ID number, not your personally identifiable information such as names and addresses.

Voluntary participation and withdrawal

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you agree to be in the study, you may stop at any time. You may stop by exiting this web page or by simply closing your web browser. You may also skip any questions you do not want to answer.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the researchers: Frans Coenen (f.h.j.m.coenen@utwente.nl). If you have any questions about your rights as a human subject in this research, you may also contact Frans Coenen.  By clicking to the beginning of the survey you are agreeing to participate in this survey.

LINK: https://utwentebs.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9tRiryVymXmXg90