It May Not Be What Time You Think It Is

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By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
It May Not Be What Time You Think It Is
In this file photo, Dan LaMoore adjusts the hands on a Seth Thomas Post Clock at Electric Time Company in Medfield, Mass.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Standard time came to an end in most parts of the United States on Sunday. The transition to daylight saving time became official at 2am local time, meaning almost everyone lost an hour of sleep. Until daylight saving time ends in the wee hours of Nov. 5, the sun will rise later in the morning than than it has during standard time but it will stay light for longer until the evening. No time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas, per the AP.

A 2021 poll found that most people in the United States want to avoid switching between daylight saving and standard time, though there is no consensus behind which should be used all year. The poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found only 25% of those questioned said they preferred to switch back and forth between standard and daylight saving time. Forty-three percent said they would like to see standard time used during the entire year, while 32% preferred that daylight saving time be used all year. (Some lawmakers are on the case.)

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