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TSA Is On the Up-And-Up With Americans

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now says that reports of possible cuts to screenings at smaller airports were merely part of a budget exercise to study cost-saving options. But the organization now faces more scrutiny over their Quiet Skies program, in which air marshals attempt to discover potential terrorists who have not already been identified as potential threats. But more Americans these days like the TSA and the airline security process.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the TSA, including 11% with a Very Favorable one. This is up from May 2016, when just 30% viewed the airline security agency favorably, including just six percent (6%) who gave them a Very Favorable rating. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of the TSA, down from 60% two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 2 & 5, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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