BTS Finds Public Satisfied With Government Security Efforts

BTS Finds Public Satisfied With Government Security Efforts

Although 9 out of 10 Americans are satisfied with the federal government's efforts to tighten travel-related security, about the same number remain concerned about those issues, according to a Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) survey.

In response to BTS’ monthly Omnibus survey, the public expressed satisfaction with the federal government’s efforts on their three top transportation security concerns:

  • the risk of terrorism against Americans traveling by air outside the United States,
  • keeping computerized systems like air traffic control secure from terrorism, and
  • the risk of terrorism against Americans traveling by air inside the United States.

BTS polled 1,000 households in February as part of the BTS Omnibus Survey, a monthly survey of public transportation attitudes and travel habits. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.

BTS conducts the Omnibus survey every month to provide transportation decisionmakers with information about the public’s views on the transportation system and the way in which the public uses the system. Last fall, the Omnibus focused on Americans’ holiday travel plans as a guide to attitudes about travel in the weeks following September 11.

More information from the Omnibus will be available on the BTS website in the coming weeks.