By D.R. STEWART World Staff Writer

Have the security measures at airports gone too far since 9/11? We asked passengers at Tulsa International Airport for their thoughts:

“If I’m going to be flying, I want to be sure that the people I’m with are there for the same reason I am. The complaints I hear (about passenger screening) are a bunch of nothing. Whatever we can do to make us safer is just fine.”

Brian Smith, Panama, Okla., pastor, Panama First Assembly of God

“It doesn’t bother me at all. It inconveniences me a little bit, but if it saves lives, it’s worth it.”

Jan Partain, Orlando, Fla

“They (Transportation Security Administration officers) seemed to be pretty thorough, polite and friendly, and yet they are making sure they are enforcing the rules. They do the best they can, trying to make us all safe. I have no problems with it. Whatever it takes to make us safe and secure, so be it.”

Michael Scalf, Houston

“It doesn’t bother me. I don’t think security is overdone by any means. I don’t fly that much, but my husband travels a lot, so I’m glad they have security.”

Diana Howard, South Coffeyville, Kan.

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Bill is the founder of and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.


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