Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20272
 
1Is using K-9 police dogs to pre-screen passengers at Tampa International Airport a good idea? Or a bad idea?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceFly Past Year?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Good Idea72%65%78%60%72%78%71%64%79%**70%74%74%67%74%78%73%52%
Bad Idea22%31%15%38%20%17%24%23%11%**23%21%19%28%22%18%20%40%
Not Sure6%5%7%3%8%6%5%13%10%**7%5%7%6%4%4%7%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%35%43%80%8%9%2%56%44%38%33%24%31%40%17%
 
 
2How safe would you feel flying in or out of Tampa International right now? Very safe? Somewhat safe? Not very safe? Or not safe at all?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceFly Past Year?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Very Safe55%57%53%43%60%56%56%36%65%**65%43%58%57%54%51%57%74%
Somewhat Safe39%34%44%50%35%38%38%52%32%**32%48%34%38%42%38%40%23%
Not Very Safe2%3%2%0%2%3%2%8%2%**1%3%2%2%3%3%2%2%
Not Safe At All1%3%0%0%3%1%2%2%0%**2%1%1%1%0%2%0%0%
Not Sure2%4%1%7%0%2%3%2%0%**0%5%4%1%1%5%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%35%43%80%8%9%2%56%44%38%33%24%31%40%17%
 
 
3Based on what you know, are current security measures at Tampa International Airport too strict? Not strict enough? Or about right?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceFly Past Year?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Too Strict14%21%8%19%16%10%13%9%28%**11%17%14%9%21%18%11%12%
Not Strict Enough13%12%13%5%12%17%12%25%12%**13%13%11%17%9%13%11%19%
Just About Right71%64%77%76%70%68%73%62%56%**74%67%72%71%68%66%76%67%
Not Sure3%3%3%0%2%5%2%4%5%**2%4%3%3%2%3%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%35%43%80%8%9%2%56%44%38%33%24%31%40%17%
 
 
4Do you think airport security is mostly about keeping air travel safe? Or mostly about presenting the appearance that air travel is safe?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceFly Past Year?Party AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / YesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Keeping Air Travel Safe59%54%64%53%60%61%59%64%60%**61%57%58%69%47%55%58%63%
Appearance It's Safe35%38%32%38%34%33%35%22%40%**33%37%34%25%48%40%33%32%
Not Sure6%9%4%8%6%6%6%13%0%**7%6%8%6%5%5%9%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%35%43%80%8%9%2%56%44%38%33%24%31%40%17%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.