Civil Liberties

Poll: 90 Percent of Frequent Fliers Give TSA Low Marks

76 percent don't think the TSA's intrusive screening process is even effective


An overwhelming majority of frequent flyers, 90.8%, thinks that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is doing either a fair or poor job of managing security screenings at the nation's airports.

The findings are from a survey conducted by Frequent Business Traveler from August 10 to August 31, 2012, in partnership with FlyerTalk, an online travel community. A total of 1,852 frequent travelers took part in the survey.  The responses indicate that the typical American frequent flyer holds the TSA in fairly low regard and has a similar lack of confidence in the TSA's overall effectiveness. 76.1% are of the opinion that the TSA's screening procedures are either not effective or not too effective at preventing acts of terrorism on an aircraft.