Even if winter does not go away before next weekend, the weather has its orders. In the United States, it is time to “jump” forward.
Daylight saving time announces its entry at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday for most of the country. Standard time hibernates until November 6. It will stay brighter longer into the evening, but the sun will rise later in the morning than it did during the standard time months.
Remember to set the clocks an hour ahead, usually before you go to bed on Saturday nights.
No time changes are observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.
A poll last October shows most Americans want to avoid switching between daylight saving time and standard time, though there’s no consensus on which should be used all day. ‘year.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that only 25% of Americans said they preferred switching between standard time and daylight saving time.
Forty-three percent of Americans said they would like to see standard time used year-round. Thirty-two percent say they would prefer daylight saving time to be used year-round.
Every spring we put our clocks forward one hour and every fall we put them back, but why? Before jumping forward an hour this weekend, learn the real story behind daylight saving time.
The AP-NORC poll of 1,083 adults was conducted Oct. 21-25 using a sample drawn from the AmeriSpeak NORC Probability-Based Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4 percentage points.