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TSA and Airport Security in the USA

There has been a lot of controversy regarding TSA screening policies for US domestic flights. I'm doing research on public perception of the latest screening methods, as well gauging how much people are willing to sacrifice in the name of security.
1. Demographics: Please choose your gender.
Male
Female
2. Demographics: Please choose your age range.
< 18
18 - 29
30 - 55
> 55
3. Demographics: Please choose the answer that best describes you.
I am a US citizen, permanent resident of the US, or a Canadian national who frequently visits the US.
I am a foreign national (other than Canadian) who frequently visits the US.
I am a foreign national and I rarely (if ever) visit the US.
4. Have you recently (in the last year) been a passenger on a US domestic flight? Do not include domestic portions of international flights.
No
Yes
5. Which of these primary screening methods have you been subjected to in the last year? Leave this question blank if you answered "No" to question 4.
Traditional back-of-hand pat down
Advanced Imaging Technology (whole body scanner)
Explosives trace-detection portal machine (puffer)
Enhanced pat down
Traditional walk-through metal detector
6. Which of these secondary screening methods have you been subjected to in the last year? Leave this question blank if you answered "No" to question 4.
Enhanced pat down
Resolution pat down (only the area that triggered an alert is patted down)
Removal of some clothing in the area that triggered the alert
Traditional back-of-hand pat down
7. Which of the following best describes your experience?
I chose the primary screening method used.
I was directed to a primary screening method by a TSA agent and I did not opt-out.
I was directed to a primary screening method by a TSA agent, but I chose to opt-out.
I have not been a passenger on a US domestic flight in the last year.
8. How do you feel about the Advanced Imaging Technology (body scanners)? Choose the BEST answer.
I think AIT images are too detailed. / I'm concerned that images can be stored and copied.
I'm okay with AIT as a primary screening method.
I'm concerned that AIT may have adverse effects on my health.
I'm uncomfortable with AIT. / I think AIT amounts to a strip search.
9. How do you feel about enhanced pat downs? Remember, the enhanced pat down is the front-of-hand, close contact feel. Choose the BEST answer.
I think the enhanced pat down amounts to sexual abuse and I'm not okay with it at all.
I'm okay with enhanced pat downs as a secondary (or resolution) screening method only.
I'm okay with enhanced pat downs as both a primary and secondary screening method.
I think the enhanced pat down amounts to sexual abuse, but I'm okay with it as a resolution screening method.
10. What is your preferred primary screening method? This is not what you think other people should be subjected to, but rather what you would choose if given the option.
Advanced Imaging Technology (whole body scanner)
Enhanced pat down
Traditional back-of-hand pat down
Explosives trace-detection portal machine (puffer)
Traditional walk-through metal detector
11. Some people are uncomfortable with AIT and enhanced pat downs. Would you be willing to undress in private as an alternate screening method?
Yes - But I would only be willing to undress to my underwear
No - I don't mind AIT or enhanced pat downs
Yes - I prefer a nude visual inspection over AIT and the enhanced pat down
Yes - I don't mind this or the other screening methods
No - I would never volunteer to be strip searched
12. US law prohibits strip searches at the airport (excluding Customs), and the TSA has a policy explicitly forbidding forced removal of clothing. Do you think TSA agents should be allowed to force removal of clothing (in private) to resolve alarms?
Yes - The TSA is charged with ensuring passenger safety and they should use this option at their discretion
No - I value my protections against unlawful searches
No - The TSA would abuse this power
Yes - As long as it's only used to resolve alarms from primary screening
13. Have recent changes in TSA policy deterred you from flying?
No - I don't mind current screening methods
Yes - I have avoided flying in the past but I'll probably start again
No - I have been lucky enough to avoid screening methods that I don't like
No - I have to fly so I deal with it
Yes - I have chosen alternate transportation or cancelled trips and will continue to do so for a while
14. Do you think children should be subjected to the same screening methods as adults?
Yes - Everyone should be screen equally
No - Children should be exempt from AIT and enhanced pat downs
No - Children should be screened in private
This poll was created on 2011-03-08 04:51:32 by steve78934