New Survey: 36% Of Americans Afraid To Fly Internationally

TheStreet Finds That Political Turmoil Overseas Has People Spooked

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent events have prompted some people to grow fearful of international flying. A new poll, conducted for TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) by GfK1, shows that more than one third of Americans agree that recent political turmoil has made them afraid to fly internationally.

TheStreet Infographic: More than 1/3 of Americans Are Afraid to Fly Internationally Due to Recent Political Turmoil

As a result of recent political turmoil:

  • 36% said they are afraid to fly internationally
  • Women were more likely to be afraid then men, with 42% of women versus only 29% of men afraid to fly internationally
  • Different age groups ranged in their response, with 38% of those over 65 versus only 27% of those ages 18-35 afraid to fly internationally

"Airlines expressed some concern about excess Transatlantic capacity during recent earnings calls, but said that the capacity growth is slated to slow in the winter. Based on the results from TheStreet's new survey, it's possible that this growth could slow even more quickly if fears continue to mount," said Ted Reed, TheStreet's Transportation Reporter.

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About the Survey
Methodology: OMNITEL is a weekly national telephone omnibus service from GfK, a division of GfK Custom Research North America. The sample for this OMNITEL wave consists of 1,004 total completed interviews, of which approximately 750 consist of landline telephone exchanges and about 250 are made up of cell phone exchanges. Interviews were conducted from July 25-27, 2014. The margin of error on weighted data is +/- 3 percentage points for the full sample.

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1 OMNITEL poll by GfK North America, July 2014

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