Despite all the griping over full-body searches of children and senior citizens, most Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing either a good or excellent job of handling security at airports.
During a recent Gallup poll, 54% of Americans said the agency in charge of security at airports is doing a good or excellent job, with another 30% saying the TSA does only a fair job.
Only 12% of those surveyed said the TSA does a poor job.
In fact, the opinion of the TSA is sightly better among Americans who have recently flown, with 57% of those who have flown in the last year saying the agency does a good or excellent job, according to the survey.
And how effective are the TSA screening procedures? A total of 85% of those surveyed said the procedures are either extremely effective, very effective or somewhat effective at preventing acts of terrorism, according to the survey.