Most US Adults Are Morning People

David Baxter PhD

Late Founder
Most U.S. Adults Are 'Morning People'
By Miranda Hitti
Oct. 16, 2007

Prime Time Typically Happens Before Noon, Poll Shows

Are you at your best in the morning? Then you've got lots of company from other "morning people," according to a new Gallup poll.

In the poll, some 1,000 U.S. adults were asked when they're at their best on a typical day. Their answers:

  • Morning (5 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.): 55%
  • Afternoon (noon to 4:59 p.m.): 15%
  • Evening ( 5 p.m. to 10:59 p.m.): 20%
  • Late night (11 p.m. to 4:59 a.m.): 6%
They were also asked what hour of the day was their personal best. Their top three hours were 10 a.m., 9 a.m., and 8 a.m.

Age may make the morning sweeter
In the poll, 43% of adults aged 18-34 favored mornings, compared with 58% of those aged 35-54 and 59% of those aged 55 and older.

"Morning people" are particularly common among people with high salaries.

For instance, 70% of people in households earning at least $75,000 per year prefer mornings, compared with 40% of those in households earning less than $30,000 annually.

The poll, conducted by telephone in August, has a margin of error of +/- three percentage points.
 

ThatLady

Member
Blech! Morning! Eeewwww! I think that's the thing I dislike most about this new position. I have to show up for stuff at what I consider to be bloody dawn! Drives me up a wall! I'm a night person, dag nab it!
 

David Baxter PhD

Late Founder
I agree, TL. :)

When I read the headline, my thought was, "That must be what's causing their dollar to drop"... :panic:
 

Halo

Member
I'm with you Sunset....I am not a morning person either. Until I have had at least 2 cups of :coffee: and it is 10:00 a.m., they know at the office not to bother me :lol:
 

sunset

Member
Lol Halo..
Besides that, 1000 people asked does not qualify as "United States".:rolleyes:
If they asked the other billions of americans it would be a totally different answer.
 
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Halo

Member
I am sure that they just asked the 1000 farmers who HAVE to get up early to feed the chickens and pigs and of course the poll was done by telephone at 3 in the afternoon to ensure that those early risers were up from their afternoon nap :lol:
 

sunset

Member
I am sure that they just asked the 1000 farmers who HAVE to get up early to feed the chickens and pigs and of course the poll was done by telephone at 3 in the afternoon to ensure that those early risers were up from their afternoon nap :lol:

Exactly Halo! I wonder what state they asked.. Probably the south or midwest I would guess, where most of the farmlands are..
 
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