The results of the consultation organized by the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly on the change of time were revealed. “More than 80% want to end the time change and 59% opt for daylight saving time,” said a statement on Wednesday. On the other hand, 36.97% of the voters tilted for winter time.
This consultation accumulated 2,103,999 responses between February 4 and March 3. A record. Previous consultations “at best a few thousand or tens of thousands”.
“The results are in line with a consultation launched by the European Commission in the summer of 2018: out of approximately 4.6 million participants in European countries, 56% of voters, including France at 52%, were for conserving summer time, compared with 36% in favor of winter time,” a statement notes.
In France, the time change is effective since 1976. A measure whose objective is to achieve energy savings.