From Rasmussen Reports…
Most Flyers Okay With Full-Body Scans, Pat Downs
Monday, November 29, 2010
Most voters who fly appear comfortable with the federal Transportation Safety Administration’s new airport security measures.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, taken Sunday night at the close of the Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend, finds that 51% rate airline security as good or excellent, while just 16% view it as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Seventy-five percent (75%) of voters who fly at least once a year think it is appropriate to require some passengers to have either a full-body scan or full-body pat down before boarding an airliner. Eighteen percent (18%) disagree and say such measures are not appropriate.
Support for the techniques is even higher among those who fly once a month or more often.
In January, just after an unsuccessful terrorist bombing attempt on an airliner landing in Detroit, 71% of Americans favored the use of full-body scanners at airports.