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Congress and many state legislatures are considering legislation to change the “spring forward” and “fall back” Americans have been doing since daylight saving time was first introduced in 1918. Ideas to change it take different forms. Which would you MOST favor?

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mopork
mopork
2 years ago

u want to change something that has been tradition since 1918 u some fake conservatives

Person
Person
3 years ago

In the country where I live if you use DST you are 2 whole hours before the normal time the sun tells you, that’s just madness

Alvin Baldwin
Alvin Baldwin
4 years ago

Some of these didn’t give me a chance to vote….the results page came up instead.

Gene Mickser
Gene Mickser
4 years ago

Keep the Spring Forward all year! In fact, bump it up two hours. The longer it stays light at night, the better. I get up late so no need for daylight in the early AM.

Cynthia
Cynthia
4 years ago

Yes. End the seasonal time switch. Keep longer daylight hours.

Cynthia
Cynthia
4 years ago

I agree. END the seasonal time switch !!!!
Keep longer daylight hours.

Lisa
Lisa
4 years ago

Daylight savings or standard time – either one works for me – as long as it doesn’t flip from one to the other

Doug B
Doug B
4 years ago

Pick one of them and leave it alone! It was there to help the agriculture industry, but with their computerized equipment today, they don’t need it. If you like the long bright evenings in the summer, pick that one. If you like getting up to daylight, pick that one. Just get one – please!

Terry O'Neel
Terry O'Neel
4 years ago

This not only aides in farming but childrens safety during school hours. Wouldn’t want my children walking to bus stops in the dark. Too many idiot drivers distracted by cell phones and other b.s..

Roy H
Roy H
4 years ago

why not just at this point just move the clocks ahead 1/2 hour and call it a day?

Andrew W Meehan
Andrew W Meehan
4 years ago

Changing the clock forward in the spring and back in the fall made sense when there was approximately 6 months on standard time and 6 months on daylight time. Now, however, you are on standard time only about 4 months of the year, November, December, January and February. So does it make sense now to go through all of the aggravation to change your clocks twice a year for only four months?

Russell R
Russell R
4 years ago

I think we should split the difference. 30 minutes is a good compromise for those Daylight savings folks like myself who don’t like sundown before 5 o’clock on standard time and those whose do. Make that permanent and quit jacking with it.

Ray Wagner
Ray Wagner
4 years ago

I can take it either way…
However, I lived in Phoenix a few years and it always seemed wrong that the sidewalks would fill up each morning with kids having to use flashlights to get to school because they do not observe the time change?????

Jim Lord
Jim Lord
4 years ago

Without daylight savings time children would go to school in the dark resulting in motorist not being able to see them and can cause injury and maybe death to our youth.

Lyle
Lyle
4 years ago

Hmm, I think we had a poll question about this topic last March too.
Like many of you, I much prefer staying on the same time year round, and would prefer Std Time in particular. Businesses, schools, gov’t agencies, churches, organizations, individuals, farmers, groups, individuals, etc. etc., are already free to set their schedules (begin their day and end their day) earlier or later as it benefits each one to have more daylight at the beginning or at the end of their day. To my knowledge, everyone can do this now regardless of whether it is DS or Std time. Some groups may want to change their schedules twice a year (effectively having a period of daylight saving time), as some have suggested. As others have already mentioned, the actual amount of daylight in a given day is constant for everyone in a given locale regardless of what the clock says. Furthermore, in the USA your daylight will be longer up north in the summer and longer down south in the winter. For me in the winter time in WA state, as an individual, I simply begin my day and my mealtimes one hour earlier by the clock (same effect as staying on DLST) in order to have more daylight at the end of my day.

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Not need to change the clocks. Just start an hour earlier or an our later depending on the time of year; if thats what you want/need. What’s so hard about that. I repeat, there is no need to change the clocks.

Mary Seres
Mary Seres
4 years ago

Tired of having to change the clock in my stove, on the walls, my watches, etc. Its a nuisance all around. Never saved me an hour of sleep, another beurocratic lie out of the swamp. Time to grow up and stop livjng un fairyland.

Larry M
Larry M
4 years ago

I live in the Los Angles Area. Iwould like our end of the state to go on Mountain Standard Time and stay on it for the entire year, just as Arizona does now. It would not work so well for northern California.

Croaker
Croaker
4 years ago

If daylight savings time means school children do not have to commute to school in the dark, a particularly dangerous condition for child pedestrians, I say endure the inconvenience of time changes; protect the children.

carol Trusky
carol Trusky
4 years ago

I hate when we turn the clocks back in fall. 6 pm is plenty early enough for it to get dark. Getting dark at 5 p.m. just makes you feel like the day is shot already. You can’t even do chores outside after dinner because it’s too dark already!

Rick
Rick
4 years ago

You can not keep Daylight savings time all year. Places like Arizona that do not observe it would be moved to Pacific time zone, there are States in the US who I believe let their Counties decide whether to observe or not.

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

Let’s change the time change at least in the Fall Season. Change back to Standard Time the last Saturday night (officially Sunday morning) in October. This would allow children to Trick-or-Treat in the dark one hour earlier.

Lloyd T
Lloyd T
4 years ago

We live in Arizona where the clock stays on Mountain standard time all year long. Came from commiefornia and no DST is just one of the reasons we love the State.

Charles Johnsen
Charles Johnsen
4 years ago

Like everything else the feds screw up, leave it to the states to screw up. Then not all of us will have to suffer lost prouctivity and sleep for a week twice a year. Maybe some states will use a 1/2 hour time zone. With the current networked computer systems even extremely local time zones can be used and adjusted for in any other location on the planet. And ttis is one more, howbeit less important but still telling, reason to abolish government schools. Free schools (free like free speech, not like free beer), could set whatever hours were convenient for their partents and students as free businesses should do,

Nancy Gruenberger
Nancy Gruenberger
4 years ago

I am not able to enjoy and evening dining out since I no longer drive after dark; Most restaurants don’t offer a baked potato till after 5 PM, by which time it is getting dark. That has always been my pet peeve, and there hasn’t been a veterinarian who can fix this. Going out to dinner at any time earlier than 4:30-5:00 is more like going to lunch; and there are more folks (seniors alone) who will not go out after dark!!!

Gary F
Gary F
4 years ago

Defending where one lives reflects whether standard time or daylight savings time makes more sense If mountains lie to the west then daylight savings time makes more sense due to the mountains hiding the sun earlier in the evening. At noon, I like the idea of the sun being straight up while living in the middle of the time zone which makes standard time more preferred. Either way, keep iit one way without changing the clocks twice a year.

Ray H
Ray H
4 years ago

Daylight Saving Time is a great idea, however the Obama administration moved the dates .. Please put it back to Mid October and in Mid April

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Yes, get rid of the current system and I don’t care if we go standard time or daylight savings time all year.

Jean
Jean
4 years ago

I agree that standard time is best year around. I never feel well during daylight savings time.

JamesBrozovich
JamesBrozovich
4 years ago

whatever is selected, make it THE standard (recognizing of course the different regions or zones) and leave it alone

Ann Ritter
Ann Ritter
4 years ago

daylight “savings” time is such a moronic idea it must have been invented by a demoncrat. Keep the time the way it’s suppose to be.

Diana L Stewart
Diana L Stewart
4 years ago

It is bad enough the back and forth screws with my life as an adult but my kids and grand kids. They barely get settled into school routine , then have to be thrown into getting up earlier. They suffer, grades suffer. It’s been shown it isn’t good for peoples health. Heart, car accidents. sleep issues.

Jay
Jay
4 years ago

It’s amazing how long it takes to get things changed. Just like the stupid 55 mile an hour speed limit that we violated for a quarter of a century until common sense took hold.

Julie LaBauve
Julie LaBauve
4 years ago

Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. There are “reasons” why we have daylight savings time. The last I looked we still have farmers doing what farmers do. Thank God for them and their hard work. I am hoping we as a society will make a turn back to our roots living in the country again. I think we are starting to see people move out to small towns again wanting to live a less hectic lifestyle. There is farming year round and knowing this make perfect sense we keep well enough alone. How many quick decisions have been made today that have not been well thought out and made in haste…the Affordable Care Act comes to mind? Our forefathers were pretty bright and they had more on the ball than I dare to say the Americans today. We need to dismiss the fast food mentality and find an understanding why we started daylight savings time in the first place and the benefits for all, not just to benefit our little townhome lifestyle in the cities. Just my 2 cents. Peace.

Wendy
Wendy
4 years ago

I voted for keeping daylight saving time but I would support that or keeping standard time year around. I just want the switching back and forth to stop. Pick one and stick with it please!!!! If there is some business that actually needs the change, let them change their business hours. Why do we all have to change?

Howard
Howard
4 years ago

At age 63 I have lived with daylight savings my whole life. I never questioned it, why ? My attitude is if it’s not broken don’t fix it. So moving forward maybe and article about daylight savings to remind or ( re educate in my case ) might be appropriate. Yes I can “search it” but an informative article would be nice.

Lori
Lori
4 years ago

Stop changing the time Its a stupid idea. You want kids to go to school in daylight chase the school time to always be in daylight

Frank G
Frank G
4 years ago

Choose a time and just forget it. Changing the time back and forth is simply ridiculous.

Michael J Meyer
Michael J Meyer
4 years ago

Standard time is true time and Daylight savings is fake time. What do I mean by that? On the equinoxes at noon the sun should be directly over head. Dividing the daylight equally in half. There will be some variances depending on where you live but nothing as drastic as an hour off, which is what you get when on Daylight savings time.
If you want an extra hour at the end of the day then start your day an hour earlier.
Daylight savings time is like taking a 3 ft piece of rope, cutting a foot off one end and placing it on the other and thinking you have more rope.

Donald De Neui
Donald De Neui
4 years ago

Leave the time on Standard Time. It’s too hard to figure out each time how to reset the digital clock in a vehicle, plus ten more clocks in the house twice a year. There are only 24 hours in a day, you can’t move one hour from the end to the beginning. If an organization or a business wants “summer” hours, just make an “Hours Open” card for your door or window–Winter hours on one side and Summer on the other, then all you have to do is turn over the card without resetting a billion clocks, and customers can simply go by that.

Carl M
Carl M
4 years ago

Ok, you forgot one option, change it by 30 minutes and the majority of Americans will be happy. As the previous person stated this is stupid and not in so many words, but government control of our lives.

Gunny Bill
Gunny Bill
4 years ago

Move it one half hour and then leave it alone.

Daniel McGrain
Daniel McGrain
4 years ago

Being retired, it makes no difference to me which system is in place. But it would be nice to not to have to alter my biological clock twice a year for something that makes no sense in this day and age.

Dorothy
Dorothy
4 years ago

Tom M has said it all. i cannot be the only one who wonders why our stupidly over-complex burgeoning governments can’t do anything within a reasonable time. The time-change idiocy has been unpopular, undesirable for decades! It makes no sense at all. Why do we still have it? Idea–the people shall all agree to stay on a daylight saving time schedule and then just let the government bunch do whatever they do. . . It’d be years before they even noticed.

Fred H Pryor
Fred H Pryor
4 years ago

Why not go back to the DST we used back in the 50’s. Start DST on Monday, the day after Memorial Day wk-end and end it on Monday the day after Labor day. Then our children would not have to go to school in the dark!

Marjorie Mueller
Marjorie Mueller
4 years ago

Day light saving time hurts production in some, maybe all, business. We saw a big difference when we had to change time in the spring because, and most of our employees were men, they would stay up later and the next day they would drag in tired from staying up too late. It hurt our bottom line every year. We need to leave time the same all year. Like it has been since God created the earth. Don’t mess with God. ??. 99% of people I know don’t like daylight saving time.

Cookie
Cookie
4 years ago

Leave the clocks alone! This is a semi-annual headache that takes weeks for our ‘body clocks’ to adjust!

Leslie Knudson
Leslie Knudson
4 years ago

either or but keep it the same all year long for all 50 states- heard WA will be doing that next year

Steve Hearne
Steve Hearne
4 years ago

Take 1/2 hour and keep it like that. That twice a year change messes everyone up and causes a lot of unnecessary anxiety.

Michael W.
Michael W.
4 years ago

So we move forward an hour in the Spring and push back an hour in the fall. I live in Texas where it is hot most of the year. It seems more logical to reverse it. During the Spring and Summer months when it is hottest, we would lose that hour so it will be cooler sooner, and in the fall and winter, gain the hour so there is more sunlight and warmth. This would make more sense, but then again, it was Congress that approved it this way. Remember the famous line from the comedian Gallagher: “If pro is the opposite of con, then Progress is the opposite of Congress.”

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