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Friday, November 04, 2016

What America Thinks: Do We Still Need Daylight Saving Time?

We’ll be turning the clocks back an hour this Sunday to “fall back” out of Daylight Saving Time.

But Americans aren’t particularly enthusiastic about it. The United States first adopted the practice of Daylight Saving Time in 1918, but nearly 100 years later just 36% think we still have a need for it. Often credited as an energy-saving procedure, more than 40% have said in surveys for years that it’s not an effective way to save energy.

For 16%, Daylight Saving Time has made them early or late for an appointment because they didn't set their clocks the right way. Only 35% consider the time change worth the hassle. The majority of Americans change their clocks before they go to sleep Saturday night. Will you?