Games on the runway?

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Games on the runway?

Following the controversy over Alec Baldwin being escorted off an American Airlines flight for playing an electronic game while the plane was on the runway waiting to take-off, we wanted to know your thoughts on the topic. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, do you think passengers on a plane should be able to play electronic games with others while on the runway awaiting take-off? In a close vote Americans said no by a 44% to 38% margin, with 18% having no opinion.

Young people, in the 18-29 year age group were clear with their decision, 70% said you should be allowed to play electronic games while on the runway, 24% said you should not, 6% had no opinion. On the opposite side, Americans 65 and over weighed in with 56% saying you should not be allowed to play electronic games on a plane while awaiting take-off, 21% said you should, 23% did not have an opinion.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,356 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 11, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

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The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position Crosstabs-Electronic games on plane

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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