Poll: 30% of Americans Would Endure a Body Cavity Search to Fly

| by Michael Allen

A new survey by Harris Interactive found that 30% of Americans would be “willing” or “somewhat willing” to endure a "body cavity search” in order to fly on a commercial airliner.

However, 65% of Americans believe that TSA pat down policies that involve TSA agents touching the genitals are unacceptable, reports 

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It could be that many Americans don't know that a body cavity search would include a TSA worker using a rubber glove to probe the rectum of a passenger.

The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of from November 5-7, among 2059 American adults.

When it comes to obeying every command given by a TSA agent, 57% of Americans said this was “completely” or “somewhat reasonable."