Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #23484
 
1How often do you travel in an airplane? Almost never? Once or twice a year? 3 or 4 times a year? Or more often than that?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Almost Never32%27%37%18%41%34%45%27%39%33%20%33%30%100%0%0%0%36%27%31%35%28%27%66%41%20%55%28%19%
1-2 Times Yr36%35%36%45%30%32%28%39%30%33%28%43%39%0%100%0%0%32%38%35%31%36%41%18%41%36%25%45%34%
3-4 Times Yr22%24%19%21%23%24%17%22%21%23%31%14%22%0%0%100%0%21%25%20%25%22%18%17%15%27%15%18%30%
More11%14%9%16%6%9%9%12%9%11%20%9%10%0%0%0%100%12%10%13%8%14%13%0%4%18%5%9%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%26%22%16%62%38%60%5%23%12%32%36%22%11%30%34%32%26%39%25%12%32%56%27%33%40%
 
 
2Do you feel that air travel would be ... better? ... worse? Or about the same? ... if there were a larger number of airlines in the United States?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Better50%58%43%55%47%49%45%52%47%51%42%57%38%41%49%53%75%48%54%51%55%47%59%37%42%58%35%54%60%
Worse15%14%15%17%11%11%19%15%15%14%27%10%23%17%16%11%10%15%13%17%12%15%16%19%19%11%23%18%8%
About The Same28%25%32%20%32%35%32%25%34%30%29%20%33%29%29%35%11%32%29%24%29%31%20%33%27%28%28%26%29%
Not Sure7%3%10%7%9%4%4%8%4%5%2%14%5%13%5%1%4%6%4%8%4%7%6%11%12%3%15%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%26%22%16%62%38%60%5%23%12%32%36%22%11%30%34%32%26%39%25%12%32%56%27%33%40%
 
 
3In many airports in America, flyers have little choice of which airline to fly, because of what are known as "fortress hubs," where one airline has more than 70 percent of the flights in and out of a given airport. Do you think fortress hubs are good for passengers? Bad for passengers? Or, do you think the practice of having one dominant carrier at an airport is neither good nor bad?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Good For Passengers11%13%9%16%8%5%10%13%7%10%9%15%8%7%11%4%31%16%11%6%15%11%9%13%12%9%9%17%7%
Bad For Passengers58%59%57%53%63%63%54%57%59%61%58%55%48%61%59%61%43%52%64%59%53%62%59%30%58%64%54%56%63%
Neither Good Nor Bad25%24%27%23%22%27%34%22%30%25%23%26%26%26%22%30%23%27%21%26%27%22%26%42%26%22%26%21%26%
Not Sure6%5%7%8%7%5%2%8%4%4%10%4%18%6%8%5%3%5%5%9%5%6%5%15%5%5%10%6%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%26%22%16%62%38%60%5%23%12%32%36%22%11%30%34%32%26%39%25%12%32%56%27%33%40%
 
 
4Are you following recent news stories about United Airlines?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 2.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes86%87%86%87%82%87%90%85%88%87%80%84%90%75%89%93%96%82%92%85%81%87%92%71%83%92%74%90%93%
No12%12%12%12%15%11%9%13%10%11%18%14%9%22%9%7%4%18%6%12%18%10%8%26%16%6%22%8%7%
Not Sure2%1%3%1%3%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%1%3%3%0%0%1%2%3%1%3%0%3%2%2%4%3%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%26%22%16%62%38%60%5%23%12%32%36%22%11%30%34%32%26%39%25%12%32%56%27%33%40%
 
 
5What grade would you give United Airlines for its handling of the situation in Chicago? An A, B, C, D, or an F?
517 Familiar With United Airlines StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
A2%4%1%1%2%4%3%2%4%2%**2%2%4%0%2%5%6%2%0%3%3%1%0%4%2%2%1%3%
B7%8%7%9%9%4%5%9%4%8%**9%2%6%9%8%4%8%6%9%8%5%9%6%12%5%6%9%7%
C10%7%12%12%7%6%14%10%9%10%**11%7%15%9%6%5%10%7%14%10%11%8%17%5%11%10%10%9%
D13%16%10%14%8%15%13%12%14%15%**10%11%9%15%13%14%12%11%14%15%11%12%3%10%16%11%11%15%
F65%64%65%59%70%69%61%64%66%61%**64%78%62%61%69%71%62%72%58%61%65%67%62%65%65%65%64%63%
Not Sure4%1%6%4%4%1%4%4%3%4%**4%0%5%5%2%0%2%2%4%3%3%2%13%4%1%7%4%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With United Airlines Stories100%50%50%37%25%22%17%61%39%60%5%22%13%28%37%23%12%28%36%31%24%39%27%10%31%60%23%34%43%
G.P.A.0.80.80.90.90.80.60.90.90.80.90.90.90.41.00.90.70.60.90.61.00.90.80.71.31.00.71.00.90.8
 
 
6Should the Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines be removed from his job? Or should he be allowed to stay?
517 Familiar With United Airlines StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Removed41%45%38%47%46%35%31%47%33%31%**57%63%39%40%42%48%33%48%46%42%44%38%41%37%44%49%43%37%
Allowed To Stay38%40%37%33%34%44%49%34%46%47%**28%22%37%40%40%35%53%31%34%47%39%38%26%39%40%22%37%47%
Not Sure20%15%25%20%20%21%20%20%21%22%**15%15%24%20%18%17%14%21%20%11%17%23%33%24%16%29%20%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With United Airlines Stories100%50%50%37%25%22%17%61%39%60%5%22%13%28%37%23%12%28%36%31%24%39%27%10%31%60%23%34%43%
 
 
7United Airlines has 33 flights a day from San Diego, out of a total of 500 flights a day by all carriers. The next time you need to fly, would you go ... Out of your way to choose United? Out of your way to avoid United? Or would you look for the lowest fare no matter what?
517 Familiar With United Airlines StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Out Of Your Way To Choose United4%6%2%5%4%2%3%5%3%2%**10%1%3%6%3%0%2%2%9%3%6%3%2%3%5%5%5%2%
Out Of Your Way To Avoid United48%49%47%46%53%54%37%49%47%43%**57%59%42%51%48%53%40%57%46%40%50%56%33%50%49%40%47%51%
Look For The Lowest Fare45%42%47%44%39%41%59%42%49%53%**32%29%48%42%48%39%56%37%43%55%42%38%49%45%44%50%45%43%
Not Sure3%3%4%4%5%3%0%4%2%2%**1%10%6%1%2%8%2%4%2%2%2%3%16%2%2%5%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With United Airlines Stories100%50%50%37%25%22%17%61%39%60%5%22%13%28%37%23%12%28%36%31%24%39%27%10%31%60%23%34%43%
 
 
8Should the United States Congress investigate the current airline practice of selling more tickets than they have available for a particular flight? Or should Congress stay out of it?
517 Familiar With United Airlines StoriesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Investigate57%58%57%69%54%47%49%63%48%51%**67%68%51%62%57%56%53%67%49%54%54%65%52%62%56%63%64%51%
Stay Out Of It34%37%32%25%36%39%46%29%42%42%**28%16%34%33%35%36%40%22%45%38%37%29%32%29%37%26%27%44%
Not Sure9%6%11%6%10%14%5%8%10%7%**4%17%14%5%7%8%7%10%6%8%8%7%17%9%7%11%9%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With United Airlines Stories100%50%50%37%25%22%17%61%39%60%5%22%13%28%37%23%12%28%36%31%24%39%27%10%31%60%23%34%43%
 
 
9New topic. Are you familiar with comments made yesterday by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer relating to the Holocaust?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes67%71%63%64%63%75%70%64%73%70%48%69%56%55%72%67%87%63%77%62%65%68%75%38%68%73%54%65%81%
No29%27%31%34%31%22%23%33%22%26%49%29%35%38%26%30%11%32%21%34%32%28%23%56%25%25%43%28%19%
Not Sure4%2%6%2%6%3%7%3%5%3%3%2%9%7%2%3%2%5%2%4%4%4%2%6%6%2%4%8%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%26%22%16%62%38%60%5%23%12%32%36%22%11%30%34%32%26%39%25%12%32%56%27%33%40%
 
 
10Based on what you know, should Spicer stay on as Press Secretary? Or step down?
402 Familiar With Spicer CommentsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFlyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Credibility Interval: ± 5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNever1-2 / Yr3-4 / YrMoreRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Stay On34%33%34%21%33%44%46%26%45%36%**26%35%45%26%37%27%67%18%25%71%23%21%30%30%36%27%29%38%
Step Down56%57%55%67%56%47%44%63%46%54%**65%45%46%62%55%59%28%74%57%22%64%73%60%59%54%67%56%52%
Not Sure10%10%11%12%11%8%9%12%9%10%**9%20%9%12%8%14%5%8%17%7%13%6%9%11%10%6%15%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Familiar With Spicer Comments100%53%47%35%24%24%16%59%41%63%4%23%10%26%38%22%14%28%39%29%25%39%28%7%33%61%21%31%48%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.