Split on daylight saving time
Axios readers are clear that they don't like changing clocks twice a year — a habit sleep experts say is terrible for our health — but it's a pretty close split on which way to go.
Out of the 3,689 people who weighed in on our unscientific poll, half of poll participants want permanent daylight saving time.
- In Portland, that means the sun would rise after 8am three and a half months of the year and never set before 5pm.
- Just over 44% of participants want permanent standard time, which means the sun would be up by 8am every day in Portland and would set before 5pm more than two months of the year.
- U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill in 2018 that would make daylight saving permanent nationwide. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is a co-sponsor.
- It passed the Senate last year by voice vote, but it never came up for a vote in the House.
- In March this year, the bill was reintroduced in both chambers, but so far has not moved forward.
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