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Quixote1818

(29,268 posts)
Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:59 PM Feb 2019

Poll: Stay on daylight savings year round, ending it, or changing the clocks twice a year?

I wonder if depression would drop if it was lighter out longer in the evening in winter?


33 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Stay on Daylight Savings year round and have it get dark an hour later all year long
23 (70%)
End Daylight Savings, have it get dark an hour early year round
8 (24%)
I am fine with changing the clocks twice a year
2 (6%)
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Poll: Stay on daylight savings year round, ending it, or changing the clocks twice a year? (Original Post) Quixote1818 Feb 2019 OP
CA voted to keep DLST year round in 2018, but nothing has officially changed yet. SunSeeker Feb 2019 #1
New Mexico is voting on both ending and keeping DS year round right now. Quixote1818 Feb 2019 #2
Come on, CA! EllieBC Feb 2019 #8
I wish they would hurry up. Dem2theMax Feb 2019 #10
In the dead of summer in MT MontanaMama Feb 2019 #3
Those nice long evenings with a colorful sky. The time between sunset and dark seems to take GemDigger Feb 2019 #9
Oh yes. MontanaMama Feb 2019 #13
I lived through that bad experiment in the 1970s Generic Brad Feb 2019 #4
Yeah. I don't like school kids TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #11
This is true. EllieBC Feb 2019 #14
DST year round means going to school and work at Night in winter. MarcA Feb 2019 #5
West coast Ferryboat Feb 2019 #6
No on Dayxit. Year round DLST. nt Blue_true Feb 2019 #7
I would prefer Standard Time year round but here in California the voters Raine Feb 2019 #12

Quixote1818

(29,268 posts)
2. New Mexico is voting on both ending and keeping DS year round right now.
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:09 AM
Feb 2019

I would HATE to have it get dark at 7 pm in the summer! Yuck! Much prefer it staying light late into the evening.

EllieBC

(3,132 posts)
8. Come on, CA!
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 01:04 AM
Feb 2019

If you get rid of a twice a year time change, that’ll force OR and WA to follow and then we here in BC will probably do it too. So get going!

Dem2theMax

(9,729 posts)
10. I wish they would hurry up.
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 03:50 AM
Feb 2019

It takes my body three months to adjust to the change each time! Maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it still drives me crazy.

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
3. In the dead of summer in MT
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:27 AM
Feb 2019

it doesn’t get dark till 10pm. I’m okay with that since we have so much darkness in the winter months. More light please.

GemDigger

(4,305 posts)
9. Those nice long evenings with a colorful sky. The time between sunset and dark seems to take
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:13 AM
Feb 2019

it's sweet old time.

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
13. Oh yes.
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:06 AM
Feb 2019

I can recall years when it just didn’t seem dark enough for fireworks at 10:30 pm on the 4th of July!

Generic Brad

(14,284 posts)
4. I lived through that bad experiment in the 1970s
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:28 AM
Feb 2019

Getting up and going to school in the dark in January was brutal, cold, and depressing. I would never wish that for little kids.

EllieBC

(3,132 posts)
14. This is true.
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:26 AM
Feb 2019

I live in BC and in the winter even with the falling back it’s still pretty dark for a bit. Now that I think about it, if we didn’t spring forward it would be light at 3:30am.

I think for those of us living farther north the extremes on either end suck.

MarcA

(2,195 posts)
5. DST year round means going to school and work at Night in winter.
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:28 AM
Feb 2019

And late Fall and early Spring as well. Arizona is standard time year round.

Ferryboat

(937 posts)
6. West coast
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:38 AM
Feb 2019

Pick one or the other, I don't care. But be consistent!

Russia solved it by adapting to military time across 12 time zones.

If you have to get up earlier to do business in Europe or
the east coast thats your problem.

I was never more in tune with nature then when I had to follow the high tides. Running barges into shallow Alaskan ports at high tide. Out 12 hours latter.

Now I go home every night, it's going to be dark in the am or PM. Makes no difference standard or daylight.

Traffic is the big influence, none or bumper to bumper.


Raine

(30,565 posts)
12. I would prefer Standard Time year round but here in California the voters
Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:23 AM
Feb 2019

decided on Daylight SavingsTime year round. I'm OK with it, just so they quit messing with the and time keep it one way or the other.

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