Posted on November 8, 2011

60% Say Profiling Necessary in Today’s Society

Rasmussen, November 4, 2011

Most Americans still believe in the need for profiling and feel it should be used to determine who is searched at airports.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of American Adults say profiling – the use of factors such as race, ethnicity and overall appearance to determine the subjects of security checks – is necessary in today’s society. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree and feel profiling is an unnecessary violation of civil rights. Another 13% are not sure.