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Airport security

Airport security has become more and more of a hassle for the average traveler. This poll is about what you are willing to accept and how security screening can be made faster.

First some demographics: Are you male or female?

58% (10) male
41% (7) female

17 voters have answered this question.

What is your age?

11% (2) < 15
5% (1) 15 - 20
41% (7) 20 - 30
23% (4) 30 - 40
5% (1) 40 - 50
11% (2) 50 - 60
0% (0) > 60

17 voters have answered this question.

Where do you live?

47% (8) USA (Which state?)
5% (1) Canada
5% (1) UK
5% (1) France
0% (0) Spain
0% (0) Russia
11% (2) Germany
23% (4) Any other European country (Which?)
0% (0) Japan
0% (0) China
0% (0) Korea
0% (0) India
0% (0) Any other Asian country (Which?)
0% (0) Australia
0% (0) New Zealand
0% (0) South Africa
0% (0) Any other African country (Which?)
0% (0) Latin America (Which country?)

17 voters have answered this question.

How often do you fly per year? (Count each leg.)

0% (0) I have never flown.
35% (6) once or twice
52% (9) 3 to 5 times
5% (1) 6 to 10 times
5% (1) 11 to 20 times
0% (0) 21 to 50 times
0% (0) more than 50 times

17 voters have answered this question.

What is the longest time that you have ever spent waiting in front of security?

18% (3) less than 10 minutes
25% (4) 15 minutes
6% (1) 30 minutes
6% (1) 45 minutes
31% (5) 1 hour
6% (1) 90 minutes
0% (0) 2 hours
6% (1) more than 2 hours

16 voters have answered this question.

What is the maximum waiting time that you consider acceptable?

11% (2) There should be no queue at all!
11% (2) 5 minutes
35% (6) 10 minutes
17% (3) 15 minutes
5% (1) 20 minutes
5% (1) 30 minutes
0% (0) 45 minutes
0% (0) 1 hour
0% (0) 90 minutes
0% (0) 2 hours
0% (0) Any other.
11% (2) As long as it takes. Security comes first.

17 voters have answered this question.

Would you be willing to pay an extra fee to be allowed to skip the queue at security?

41% (7) No
47% (8) Only if I am late for my flight.
11% (2) Yes

17 voters have answered this question.

How much would you be willing to pay?

21% (3) 5$
28% (4) 10$
21% (3) 20$
14% (2) 50$
0% (0) 100$
14% (2) Any other amount.

14 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that shoes should be removed for security?

58% (10) Yes, all shoes without exception.
5% (1) Yes, but children and old people should be exempt.
17% (3) Yes, but only certain types of shoes, such as boots and shoes with thick soles.
0% (0) Yes, but only a certain percentage. (How many?)
17% (3) No, that does not make sense.

17 voters have answered this question.

If shoe removal is not mandatory, would you still remove your shoes for security?

47% (8) No. Why should I?
23% (4) Yes, if I wear shoes that could possibly set off the metal detector.
0% (0) Yes, sometimes.
29% (5) Yes. always.

17 voters have answered this question.

Are you uncomfortable being frisked at security?

11% (2) Yes. I hate it.
35% (6) I don't like it, but it is necessary.
41% (7) No. I don't mind.
11% (2) Not at all. That's kind of fun!

17 voters have answered this question.

If you were given the option of stripping down to your underwear instead of a frisk search, what you you do?

35% (6) I would take the frisk search over my clothing.
64% (11) I would undress.

17 voters have answered this question.

If an airport offered a fast lane for security with a guaranteed waiting time of less than 5 minutes (compared to regular 60 minutes) for people traveling without hand luggage, what would you do?

52% (9) Sure, I would check all my hand luggage and use this fast lane.
29% (5) I would use it only if I am late for my flight.
17% (3) No way!

17 voters have answered this question.

Why would you like / not like this?

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6 voters have answered this question.

If an airport offered a fast lane for security with a guaranteed waiting time of less than 5 minutes (compared to regular 60 minutes) for people traveling without hand luggage and with no outer clothing (coats, jackets, i.e. everything that you would normally have to remove for security), what would you do?

52% (9) Sure, I would check all my luggage and my coat / jacket and use this fast lane.
5% (1) I would use it only if I am late for my flight.
23% (4) I would only use it in warm weather.
17% (3) No way!

17 voters have answered this question.

Why would you like / not like this?

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6 voters have answered this question.

If an airport offered a fast lane for security with a guaranteed waiting time of less than 5 minutes (compared to regular 60 minutes) for people who would check all their hand luggage, their outer clothing and their shoes with their checked luggage (so that they could pass the security checkpoint without any extra items), what would you do?

52% (9) Sure, I would check my outer clothing and my shoes with my checked luggage and fly in my socks.
5% (1) I would use it only if I am late for my flight.
5% (1) I would only use it in warm weather.
11% (2) I would try it - just for fun.
23% (4) No way!

17 voters have answered this question.

Why would you like / not like this?

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5 voters have answered this question.

If you were allowed to skip security screening at all, provided you would check all our hand luggage, your outer clothing and your shoes with your checked luggage, and accept getting handcuffed for the duration of the flight, would you accept this?

12% (2) I would volunteer to get handcuffed.
50% (8) I would try this once - just for fun.
12% (2) I would do this, if I am late for my flight.
25% (4) No way!

16 voters have answered this question.

Why would you like / not like this?

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5 voters have answered this question.

If an airport offered a fast lane for security with a guaranteed waiting time of less than 5 minutes (compared to regular 60 minutes) for "expert travelers" who know the drill. However, if some forbidden item is found on you or if you hold up the line, then there is some sort of punishment. This is to make sure that only frequent travelers use this lane. What would be a good "punishment" for people who use this lane, but should not? (Check all that apply.)

35% (6) Pay a fine of 50$.
11% (2) Make a donation to a charitable organization of your choice of 100$.
47% (8) Get sent back to the regular line.
11% (2) Being made to wait for 30 minutes.
35% (6) Not being allowed to use the fast lane for the next 3 times they fly.
23% (4) Getting sent back and being made to check all hand luggage, outer clothing and shoes with their checked luggage.
0% (0) Having to check all their hand luggage, outer clothing and shoes with their checked luggage for the next three times they fly.
35% (6) Getting sent to a separate lane where they would be thoroughly searched, including undressing down to their underwear.
35% (6) Getting sent to a separate lane where they would be thoroughly searched, including undressing down to their underwear, for the next three times they fly.
23% (4) Handcuffing them for the duration of the flight.
5% (1) Not being allowed to fly on that day.
11% (2) Any other

17 voters have answered this question.

Given those rules, would you use this lane?

41% (7) Sure. I am an expert traveler
23% (4) Yes, if I am late for my flight. I am not a frequent traveler, but I know all the rules. Anyway, the "punishment" is not so bad.
17% (3) Yes, if I am late for my flight. I am not a frequent traveler, but I know all the rules. Anyway, the "punishment" would suck.
5% (1) Yes, just for fun. I would not mind getting one of these "punishments".
5% (1) Yes, and I would make sure to break a rule, so that I get a "punishment".
5% (1) No

17 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that some people should be more thoroughly searched than other? If so, who? (Check all that apply.)

29% (5) No. The same rules should apply to everybody.
41% (7) People should be randomly chosen for a more thorough check. (Which percentage?)
11% (2) People should be allowed to voluntarily go through a more thorough check.
17% (3) Immigrants
23% (4) Foreigners
11% (2) Arabs
35% (6) Muslims
11% (2) Men
11% (2) Women
5% (1) Frequent travelers
0% (0) Infrequent travelers
17% (3) Young people
0% (0) Old people

17 voters have answered this question.

Which rules should apply to those people? (Check all that apply!)

58% (10) Mandatory removal of shoes
47% (8) Manual search of their hand luggage
76% (13) Frisking
76% (13) A strip search down to their underwear
35% (6) No hand luggage allowed
23% (4) Hand luggage and outer clothing (coats / jackets) must be put into checked baggage.
41% (7) Hand luggage, outer clothing (coats / jackets) and shoes must be put into checked baggage.
29% (5) An interrogation
47% (8) Getting handcuffed for the duration of the flight.

17 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2016-12-25 16:15:58 by flyer73
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