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.