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Just 33% See the Purpose of Daylight Saving Time

Friday, March 07, 2014

Americans will be springing forward an hour this weekend for Daylight Saving Time (DST), but fewer think it's worth the effort or even an effective way to save energy.

Only 33% of American Adults think DST is worth the hassle, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That is down from 37% last year at this time and 45% in 2012. Forty-eight percent (48%) do not think the clock changing ritual is worth it, but 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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