Printer Friendly

Most Changed Their Clocks Before Bed for Daylight Savings Time

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of American adults changed the clock for Daylight Savings Time before going to bed on Saturday night while 38% waited until Sunday morning Sunday Morning may refer to:
  • "Sunday Morning (radio program)", a Canadian radio program formerly aired on CBC Radio One
  • CBS News Sunday Morning, a television news program on CBS in the United States
  • Sunday Morning (TBS TV series)
 to make the change. A Rasmussen Reports Rasmussen Reports is an American public opinion polling firm. Founded by pollster Scott Rasmussen, the company updates its President's job approval rating daily and publishes at least one poll a month for each United States Senate and state governor race on its website.  national telephone survey of 500 adults found that 4% missed church or some other appointment on Sunday morning due to the time change. Sixteen percent (16%) say they know someone who missed church or some other appointment on Sunday morning.

Just over half of all Americans (55%) say that Daylight Savings Time is worth the hassle. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree while 12% are not sure.

The twice annual time change is promoted as a good time to check batteries in smoke alarms throughout the house. Forty percent (40%) of American adults followed this advice and put new batteries in their smoke alarms over the weekend.

This national telephone survey of 500 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports March 11, 2007. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing An umbrella term for non-paper publishing, which includes publishing online or on media such as CDs and DVDs.  firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.

The Rasmussen Reports ElectionEdge™ Premium Service for Election 2008 offers the most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a Presidential election.

Rasmussen Reports’ Election 2006 coverage has been praised for its accuracy and reliability.  Michael Barone Michael Barone can refer to:
  • Michael Barone (pundit), a US political expert and conservative commentator
  • Michael Barone (radio host), host of the American Public Media programs Pipedreams and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
, Senior Writer for U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report

Weekly newsmagazine published in Washington, D.C. U.S. News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence (1888–1973) to cover important domestic events; he founded World Report in 1945 to treat world news. The two magazines were merged in 1948.
 and co-author of The Almanac almanac, originally, a calendar with notations of astronomical and other data. Almanacs have been known in simple form almost since the invention of writing, for they served to record religious feasts, seasonal changes, and the like.  of American Politics, mentions, “One clear lesson from the Republican victory of 2004 and the Democratic victory of 2006 is that the best place to look for polls that are spot on is"  And University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato Larry J. Sabato (b. August 7, 1952) is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, director of their Center for Politics, and a political analyst. He was called "the most-quoted college professor in the land" by the Wall Street Journal in 1994.  states, “In election campaigns, I’ve learned to look for the Rasmussen results. In my experience, they are right on the money. There is no question Rasmussen produces some of the most accurate and reliable polls in the country today.”

Rasmussen Reports was also the nation's most accurate polling firm during the 2004 Presidential election and the only one to project both Bush and Kerry's vote total within half a percentage point of the actual outcome.

During both Election 2004 and Election 2006, was the top-ranked public opinion research site on the web. We had twice as many visitors as our nearest competitor and nearly as many as all competitors combined.

Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster poll·ster  
One that takes public-opinion surveys. Also called polltaker.

Word History: The suffix -ster is nowadays most familiar in words like pollster, jokester, huckster,
 for more than a decade.


Copyright 2007
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright (c) Mochila, Inc.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Date:Mar 12, 2007
Previous Article:2008 Democratic Presidential Primary: Clinton 38% Obama 26% Edwards 15%
Next Article:Politicians Earn Higher Favorable Ratings Than Journalists

Related Articles
Making time. (Breves).
In 2007, daylight-saving time to give off more light.
The puritans have seized the clocks: the benefits of daylight savings time are fictitious, but that doesn't stop DST proponents and regulators.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters