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Daylight saving time ends Sunday

Published By Spectrum News 1 on November 6, 2021
Rodney Creech In The News

OHIO - The end of daylight saving time comes Sunday across most of the United States.

Standard time begins at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks will turn back an hour, resulting in an extra hour of sleep. Going forward, it will be lighter earlier in the morning but will grow darker earlier in the evening.

A recent poll shows that most Americans 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 Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds only 25% of Americans say they prefer to switch back and forth between standard and daylight saving time, when the sun rises and sets one hour later in the summer than it would during standard time.

Forty-three percent of Americans say they would like to see standard time used during the entire year. Thirty-two percent say they would prefer that daylight saving time be used all year.

Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

State lawmakers Reps. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) and Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) in April introduced House Concurrent Resolution 13, which would urge Congress to enact The Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would make daylight saving time (DST) the permanent standard time.

“This resolution directs Congress to take action on enacting permanent DST nationwide,” said Koehler. “Eliminating the time change twice a year would help avoid unnecessary disruption in Ohioans’ lives.”

Sponsors of the bill said the benefits of DST include additional daylight in the evening hours, increased outdoor playtime for the children and youth, expanded economic opportunities, energy savings, improved traffic safety, and crime reduction. 

“Studies have shown that year-round DST will reduce pedestrian car accidents, reduce energy usage, and encourage physical fitness of youth since there is more time to enjoy the day,” said Creech. 

The bill was passed by a House committee this week.

The legislation needs to go to the House and Senate before it can be approved.

The AP-NORC poll of 1,083 adults was conducted Oct. 21-25 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak 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.

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