Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TSA deters all flyers

I doubt this poll is scientific, but it is telling that it is on a website that caters to federal workers:
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Here's what they found:

Since the TSA-required enhanced screening and pat-downs at airports went into effect in 2010, have you changed your attitude toward flying for personal (as opposed to business) trips?
I fly more 2.3%
No change 8.0%
I avoid flying whenever possible 89.7%

Do you believe the TSA-required enhanced screening and pat-downs at airports make it safer for Americans to fly?
Yes 7.5%
No 77.0%
Not sure 15.5%
Read the rest.