How do you feel about daylight saving time?

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?

Total OR
41 41 All the clocks are changed the night before
30 29 All the clocks are changed first thing in the morning
19 17 Within a few days following the time change
6 8 Within a week or longer following the change
3 3 At least some clocks never get changed
1 2 Don’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?

Total Oregon
2018 2015 2018 2015
63 66 61 66 Favor keeping the clocks the same all year long
21 21 22 21 Oppose keeping the clocks the same all year long
16 13 17 13 Don’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?

Total OR
24 21 I adjust immediately – it doesn’t take any time
19 18 It takes me about 1 day to adjust
16 16 2 days
21 21 3 to 5 days
8 9 6 to 7 days
9 12 More than 1 week
3 3 Don’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.

About PEMCO Insurance
PEMCO Insurance, established in 1949, is a Seattle-based provider of auto, home, boat, and umbrella insurance to Northwest residents. PEMCO Insurance is sold to consumers by the method they choose – phone, local community agents, or online. For more information, visit

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