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Only 27% Think Daylight Saving Time Saves Energy

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Americans will gain an hour of sleep tonight, but a plurality of Americans don't think Daylight Saving Time (DST) saves energy as intended.
 
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of American Adults think DST is an effective way to save energy. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree, while another 29% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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 The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 2-3, 2011 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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