Poll Results: Planes & Phones

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed November 23-24, 2013 on phone use on planes. The results show that Americans tend to oppose people making phone calls on planes but are ok with texting in the air. The margin of error is 4.8%.

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Have you personally ever flown on an airplane?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1%

Do you consider yourself a frequent flyer?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%

The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal that would allow people to use cell phones to make phone calls on airplanes. If the FCC determines that it is safe, would you want cell phone calls to be permitted during flights, or not?
Yes, I would want cell phone calls allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%
No, I would not want cell phone calls allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20%

If the FCC determines that is is safe, would you want text messaging using cell phones to be permitted during flights, or not?
Yes, I would want text messaging allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63%
No, I would not want text messaging allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%

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