Alert
Close

Top the Treasure Hunt leaderboard by 5 p.m. Friday to win a $100 gift card! Learn more

Highlights

Close
AARP Real Possibilities

 

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

Car buying made easy with the AARP Auto Buying Program

MOST POPULAR

Viewed

2012 AARP Survey of Pennsylvania Residents Ages 50+ on Electric Utilities

Explored in this survey conducted by AARP’s Pennsylvania State Office about affordable electric rates and consumer protections are the views of Pennsylvania residents age 50+ on their experiences with electric utility services and how utility companies market their services.

Key findings presented in this survey demonstrate:

  • Three-quarters of Pennsylvania residents age 50+ are concerned about the rising costs of electricity in their homes, and the majority believes their elected officials are not doing enough to lower these costs.
  • Pennsylvania residents age 50+ are aware that state law allows them to choose their electricity provider and most understand the process for switching providers.
  • Many Pennsylvania residents age 50+ have been contacted by electricity providers to try to get them to switch their electric company and most of these residents have been contacted by mail.
  • The majority of Pennsylvania residents age 50+ opposes the proposal before the Public Utility Commission to change the “standard plan” and the change to state law allowing electric and gas companies to increase rates annually to pay for infrastructure improvements.

This survey of 800 interviews was fielded March 26 through April 1, 2012 yielding a margin of error of +3.5 percent.  For more information, contact Joanne Binette on (202) 434-6303.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Grandson (8-9) whispering to grandfather, close-up

Members save 20% on digital hearing aids with AARP® Hearing Care Program from HearUSA.

AARP Discounts on Consumer Cellular Phones and Plans

Members save 5% on monthly service and usage charges with Consumer Cellular.

Woman holding smartphone in city, Google map tool

Members can locate discounts via the AARP® Member Advantages Offer Finder mobile app.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.