NW Poll

How do you feel about daylight saving time?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018by  PEMCO Insurance


According to the 2018 PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, more than half of respondents say it takes them at least two days to adjust to daylight saving time. Two-thirds of those polled say they prefer to keep clocks on the same time year-round, so much that they’d support legislation to require it.

What about you? What are your thoughts on changing your clocks twice a year?

When the time changes either forward or backward, how quickly do you usually get all the clocks in your home changed?

TotalOR
4141All the clocks are changed the night before
3029All the clocks are changed first thing in the morning
1917Within a few days following the time change
68Within a week or longer following the change
33At least some clocks never get changed
12Don’t know

If there was an initiative on the ballot to keep our clocks the same all year long, and if you were asked to vote on it tomorrow, would you favor or oppose keeping the clocks the same all year long?

TotalOregon
2018201520182015
63666166Favor keeping the clocks the same all year long
21212221Oppose keeping the clocks the same all year long
16131713Don’t know

In March or November, when the time changes, about how long do you feel it takes you to adjust to the new time?

TotalOR
2421I adjust immediately – it doesn’t take any time
1918It takes me about 1 day to adjust
16162 days
21213 to 5 days
896 to 7 days
912More than 1 week
33Don’t know

About the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll
PEMCO Insurance commissioned this independent survey, conducted by FBK Research of Seattle, that asked Washington and Oregon residents questions about driving habits and attitudes toward current Northwest issues. The sample size, 600 respondents in Washington and 600 in Oregon, yields an accuracy of +/- 4.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. In other words, if this study were conducted 100 times, in 95 instances the data will not vary by more than the associated error range.

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