Nearly a month after daylight saving time, many Americans want it to stay that way. More Americans prefer it constant transition to summer time to a constant standard time, but not in the vast majority. Those who want more daylight in the evening rather than in the morning all year round say it improves mood and they feel more productive later in the day.

But not everyone is on board. A third of Americans would prefer that standard time be extended year-round. The main reasons they named are that they feel it is more closely linked to a person’s biological rhythm and that people sleep better in standard time.

One thing that’s pretty clear is that there’s not much enthusiasm in what most of the country is doing now – switching between summer and standard time. Only one in five Americans would like to follow this.



Almost all demographic and political groups prefer to switch to summer time for the whole year compared to standard time. Nowadays, agreement on many issues is rare, but Republicans, Democrats and independents have the advantage of a constant transition to summer time above the constant standard time. Last month The Senate unanimously passed a bill that makes the transition to summer time permanent. The House of Representatives has not yet voted on this measure.

Older Americans are a little more likely than younger people to want summer time to be permanent. Like Americans in general who prefer it, older people also say it helps improve mood, but energy savings are worth it right after being among people age 65 and older than for young Americans who prefer summer time. .

People living in the northeast, midwest and south prefer a constant transition to summer time. However, those in the West, where there are two states working on a fixed standard time, are divided.


This CBS News / YouGov survey was conducted with 1,612 U.S. adults surveyed between March 29 and 31, 2022. Current poll as well as before the 2020 presidential vote. The margin of error is ± 3.1 points.

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