SURVEY SAYS: Year-Round Temperature Choice

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “If it did not have a bad effect on nature, what temperature range would you prefer for the entire year?”

The majority of responding readers (62.1%) chose 70 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Coming in second was “I like the mix of temperatures” (13.6%), while 12.1% selected 60 to 69 and 10.6% chose 80 to 89. A scant 1.5% selected “below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Among those who left comments, some suggested other ranges—for example, 65 to 75. Some suggested we keep all seasons but change the length of time certain seasons last, and others included when it should snow or rain. Editor’s Choice goes to the reader who said: “I enjoy each of the seasons. I even like winter weather, but what I don’t like is how it gets dark early in the winter. Nothing worst then in the winter months when leaving home to go to work in the dark and coming home in the evening in the dark.”

Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey!