Today's Date: March 2, 2024
WM Elects Tom Bené to Board of Directors   •   American Cancer Society Receives NBA Foundation Grant to Increase Underrepresented Students Entering Cancer Research Careers   •   Robust AI: Transforming Education and Healthcare with AI-Powered Teacher Apps   •   Barnes & Noble Education Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice From NYSE   •   Canada is connecting more than 150 Northwest Territories households to high-speed Internet and bringing mobile connectivity to r   •   EMPOWER Leads Foster Care Services for All Children and Families in the Metroplex East Region   •   1,000 Dream Fund Kicks Off Women's History Month Celebration with Twitch Charity Fundraiser in Partnership with Twitch Women's U   •   Pittsburgh 12th Grader Selected to Join Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew   •   Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Ninth Annual Make March Matter® Fundraising Campaign   •   Minister Qualtrough announces investments in sport and physical activity opportunities for Indigenous communities   •   Ventas to Participate in Investor Meetings at Citi 2024 Global Property CEO Conference   •   Duncan's First Nation celebrates the opening of a new water treatment plant   •   AHF Opens Food Pantry for San Diego Veterans   •   Croptimistic Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report   •   Calvin Klein Fragrances announces Idris and Sabrina Elba as the face of new Calvin Klein ETERNITY AROMATIC ESSENCE fragrance cam   •   The Family Initiative (TFI) Becomes One of the Largest Community-Based Care Child Welfare Agencies in the U.S.   •   Standing Buffalo and Canada sign roadmap to advance reconciliation and rebuild their relationship   •   /C O R R E C T I O N -- Lexus/   •   University of Phoenix Continues Nationwide Networking Series, "Small Bites, Big Connections," Fostering Alumni Community Bonds   •   Strong Tower Consulting Named One of the Best Places to Work in Consulting
Bookmark and Share

Poll: Half Of Americans Would Use Racial And Religious Profiling At Airports

 The airport security measures recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security are endorsed by a large proportion of Americans, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

The online survey of a representative national sample of 1,005 American adults also reveals that a majority of respondents believe that security personnel should not completely abandon the practice of racial and religious profiling in airports.

Security Measures

Public support is particularly high for the use of explosive trace detection in American airports (91%), canine teams (87%) and advanced imaging, such as 3-D body scanners (83%).

Almost three-in-four respondents (72%) are also in favor of using the pat-down method to screen passengers.

Racial Profiling

On Apr. 2, the Department of Homeland Security introduced the new intelligence-based airline security measures, which are meant to replace the mandatory rigorous pre-flight screening of travelers from 14 countries. The U.S. government had first implemented those guidelines after a Nigerian man attempted to detonate explosives on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Dec. 25.

A majority of Americans (51%) support security personnel relying on a passenger’s racial or religious characteristics to determine whether this passenger requires a more thorough review. Two-in-five respondents (39%) oppose this practice.

Respondents aged 35 to 54 (54%), Republicans (64%) and Independents (54%) voiced support for this course of action for security personnel.

Full Report, Detailed Tables and Methodology (PDF)

Mario Canseco, Vice President, Public Affairs
+877 730 3570
mario.canseco@angus-reid.com

Methodology: From April 6 to April 7, 2010, Angus Reid Public Opinion conducted an online survey among 1,005 American adults who are Springboard America panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 3.1%. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of the United States. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.


 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News