scbriml wrote:Changing the clocks doesn't gain any additional daylight. Daylight can start earlier or finish later, but you only get the same amount of it. In the most northerly parts of the UK, the shortest day of the year features less than six hours of daylight. It really doesn't matter whether the sun comes up at 07:45, 08:45 or 09:45 - less than six hours later it's dark again.
When the sun sets, on average, at about 5pm in the US during the winter months, moving sunset by an hour helps. If in the morning hours we're gonna be inside anyway, might as well sleep in on the weekends.
I gotta say, after 4 years of clock changing, I prefer the light in the evening. I don't mind commuting to work in the dark (I do so anyway all the time); but I need to feel like there's still daytime left when I go back home.