November 24, 2020: There has been ongoing discussion across the country regarding the possible elimination of the bi-annual time changes that are observed in nearly all provinces, and results from our most recent survey show that there would be wide support for making such a change.
Across the country, the vast majority would support making Daylight Savings Time permanent, which would result in an elimination of time changes in the spring and fall, with time staying the same all year round.
One-half or more residents are completely supportive of the idea, while one-third mostly support such a concept. The exception is in Newfoundland and Labrador, where just 38% completely support such a move.
There is very little opposition to such a change, with only 5% overall completely opposing the notion, and a further 10% mostly opposing the elimination of the bi-annual changes.
By age, complete support for the elimination of the changes increases as Canadians get older, with Boomers being the most highly supportive. Otherwise, results are consistent across demographics.
Results shown are from a survey conducted online November 11 – 13, 2020, with 1,231 Canadians 18 years of age or older from the Logit Group’s Canadian Omnibus. Fielding every month, the Logit Group’s COVID-19 Omnibus surveys Canadians to ask their opinions and behaviours related to topical issues. Results were analyzed by Narrative Research. Data was weighted based on the 2016 Census, by gender, age, and region to reflect these population characteristics in each province. As a non-probability sample (i.e., a panel sample where residents have joined a panel to share their opinions), and in accordance with CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards, a margin of error is not applied.
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