Nearly three-quarters of U.S. travelers are "somewhat" or "very" satisfied with airport security measures.
The information comes from a Travel Leaders survey of 800 U.S. consumers in March. According to the survey, nearly 73% indicated they were satisfied, to some degree, with airport security measures. Only 13.5% indicated that they were unsatisfied.
Nor were the consumers particularly bothered by the potential use of full-body scanners at airports, an issue that has raised the ire of privacy advocates. In the survey, more than 80% of the respondents said they did not have concerns about the use of the scanners at security checkpoints.
Of the respondents that said they were concerned about the use of full-body scanners, 47.6% cited privacy issues as their main concern; 27.2% said potential health risks and 19.7% said delays.
Security measures aren’t necessarily curtailing travel plans, either. In answer to the question, "Based on the increased level and types of security measures currently in place …. are you more likely to fly more, the same or less," about four-fifths of respondents said they’d fly the same or more than they did last year.
Travel Leaders’ president, Roger Block, said that the majority of travelers appeared to take security precautions and procedures "in stride as the ‘new normal’ for maintaing safety and security for all.
"American travelers are nothing if not resilient and adaptable to screening procedures at airports," he said.