TSA Scans O.K. With Passengers
Some consumers still worry about patdowns
November 30, 2010
While privacy advocates say the new Transportation Security Authority guidelines that require either a full-body "naked" scan or a thorough pat-down breach passengers' personal rights, many Americans aren't concerned about some aspects of the new rules.
Sixty-four percent of those polled support the enhanced scanners, including 37 percent who strongly back the measure, according to a report from the Huffington Post on a poll commissioned by ABC News and the Washington Post. Only 32 percent opposed the use of this equipment with only 18 percent saying they are strongly against it.
The more controversial aspect of the new rules, the so-called aggressive pat-downs, was a more divisive issue, the report said. While 50 percent said they go too far, another 48 percent said it was a justified measure.
Meanwhile, 71 percent of consumers said the rules, whether they supported them or not, would bear no affect on their decision to fly, the report said. Ten percent said they were more likely to fly as a result, while 20 percent said they were less likely to do so.
The new TSA regulations have been criticized by citizens and privacy groups alike in recent weeks, but the government has stood by the security measures.
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