Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee recently said that it’s time for the U.S. needs to adopt the metric system. In last week's poll, we asked if you agree that it's time to adopt the metric system.
A majority of respondents (77%) believe it is time for the U.S. to adopt the metric system. 15% of participants replied “No,” and 8% were unsure.
One reader commented, “As a country, we started converting in the 1970's and then stopped during 1980's. My company still wastes money on needless conversions back and forth. In one part of the plant, we measure thickness in inches, weight in grams and calculate density in g/cc!”
Another participant said, “It is past time to join the rest of the world. We should be able to do a soft conversion just like was done in Canada.”
Others said, “Metric design can be ugly. Who will pay for the training and the mistakes?” and “We’re 80 years later than most advanced nations.”
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