Rasmussen: 59% Favor Racial, Ethnic Profiling For Airline Security

Men feel more strongly than women that profiling is necessary in the modern environment. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of men say profiling should be used to determine which boarding passengers to search, but just 51% of women agree.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of whites and 52% of those of other races say profiling should be used at airports. African-Americans are more closely divided on the question.

Republicans feel more strongly than Democrats and adults not affiliated with either party that profiling is necessary in today’s environment and that it should be used to determine which boarding passengers to search. Still, a majority of Democrats and unaffiliateds agree with both these positions.

Nearly half of likely voters (46%) believe current airport security measures are not strict enough.

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