Europeans want to abolish daylight savings, survey shows (infographic)

Greeks the least favourable to scrap daylight savings

In an online consultation regarding the topic of abolishing daylight savings, respondents in the European Union were overwhelmingly in favor of nixing the twice a year clock change. The public consultation had the highest number of responses ever received in any EU Commission public consultation. As to why so many Europeans dislike daylight saving time, the Commission pointed to the adverse health effects as a potential reason for not liking the practice.

Across all states, 84 percent of people were in favor of getting rid of daylight savings. Northern countries, like Poland and Finland, registered almost unanimous support for abolishing the practice. Southern countries, like Malta and Greece, were more ambivalent about their support or distaste for switching the clocks.

source: statista