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BIGinsight: Daylight Savings, By the Numbers

Our BIG platform is full of valuable data about our community and people in general. In particular, we like to ask questions about specific holidays and country-wide events to glean trends from our community as a whole. This time around, we asked about Daylight Savings to see how the time change intersects with the lives of BIGtoken users. Here’s what we found:

Does Daylight Savings Time affect your sleeping or working patterns?
63% of respondents said yes, 37% said no.

Do you feel you lose a lot of sleep due to Daylight Savings?
52% of respondents said yes, 48% said no.

Do you think the U.S. should still have Daylight Savings Time?
54% of respondents said yes, 46% said no.

Does Daylight Savings Time affect your social life?
31% of respondents said yes, 69% said no.

Does Daylight Savings Time affect your mood or happiness?
48% of respondents said yes, 52% said no.

Does Daylight Savings Time affect your job or routine?
45% of respondents said yes, 55% said no.

How do you prepare for Daylight Savings?
59% of respondents said they didn’t do anything different.
23% said they adjusted their sleep schedule either gradually or the night before.
18% said they set their clocks back or forward ahead of time.

Looking at the numbers, some general themes emerge. The majority of people said that Daylight Savings affects their sleeping and working patterns, but a similar majority said that the time change doesn’t affect their social lives. When it comes to how the time change affects mood, causes a significant lack of sleep, and affects overall routine, respondents were about 50/50. And when asked if we should observe Daylight Savings at all, respondents were 50/50 as well. So these statistics essentially divide people into two categories: those who are completely shaken up by Daylight Savings, and those who aren’t affected in the slightest. The numbers show that about half of respondents feel the need to prepare in some way, and we’re thinking those respondents fall into that first category.