Utah FORGE 2020-2021 Geothermal Energy/EGS Survey and Results


The Utah FORGE project collaborated with the University of Utahs Department of Communication on a Capstone course during Fall Semester 2020. The course created a survey to gauge the general populations knowledge of geothermal energy and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The survey was distributed through Qualtrics, an experience management company, in late 2020 and early 2021 to respondents in 11 western states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY). Approximately 1,000 responses were received. The authors of the survey were Sara Yeo, Ph.D. of the University of Utah Department of Communication, and Meaghan McKasy, Ph.D. of Utah Valley University, Department of Communication. The Code Book (the consent form and the questions themselves) and the raw data results in a spreadsheet are included in the data resources.

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DOE Project Name: Utah FORGE
DOE Project Number: EE0007080
DOE Project Lead: Lauren Boyd
DOI: 10.15121/1809083
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Data from July, 2021
Submitted Jul 20, 2021


Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah



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Sara Yeo
University of Utah Department of Communication
Meaghan McKasy
Utah Valley University Department of Communication


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