Last updated at 6:24 AM on 5th November 2011
As most Americans are rejoicing about gaining back that hour of sleep lost in the spring, a few may be an hour late to their Sunday engagements.
A new survey finds that 11 per cent of Americans set their clocks ahead at the end of Daylight Saving Time, which is scheduled for this Sunday.
Another five per cent admit they're unsure which direction to turn the hands of their time-keeping devices.
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Time warped: A new survey finds that 11 per cent of Americans set their clocks ahead at the end of Daylight Saving Time, which is scheduled for this Sunday
So, to be clear: Spring = ahead, Fall = back.
Of course, most folks will do the job before hitting the sack Saturday night, even if the change doesn't become official until 2am on Sunday local time.
Some will likely be an hour early for church, golf or whatever.
And the Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Americans found that they will not be alone, as 27 per cent of the responders admit to being late or early because they failed to observe the Daylight Savings method.
Sleep schedule: Some will likely forget Daylight Savings or make a mistake, meaning they're be an hour early or late for church or a golf course tee time
Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to change since they did not observe daylight-saving time.
Public safety officials say this is also a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm, no matter where you live.
Daylight Saving Time will return on the second Sunday in March.
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