For Immediate Release

July 19, 2004

Beta Research Conducts Follow-Up Study To Continue To Understand The Public’s Travel Plans

Syosset, New York, July 19, 2004 - As a follow-up study to a survey conducted last week, Beta Research Corporation continues to understand the general public’s travel plans in this climate of turmoil. 352 random telephone calls were completed across July 15th and July 16th.

The questions and their corresponding responses follow:

1. Question:
How often do you think about the possibility of a terrorist attack within the United States?


 
Male
Female
Total
 
#
%
#
%
#
%
Daily
19
12.3
33
16.8
52
14.8
A few times a week
33
21.3
52
26.4
85
24.1
Weekly
38
24.5
51
25.9
89
25.3
Monthly
22
14.2
32
16.2
54
15.3
Not at all
43
27.7
29
14.7
72
20.5
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

2. Question:
Thinking only about the likelihood of terrorism, how safe do you think it is to currently travel by:


 
Male
Female
Total
 CAR
#
%
#
%
#
%
Very Safe
138
89.0
135
68.5
273
77.6
Fairly Safe
17
11.0
59
30.0
76
21.6
Not too Safe
0
-
2
1.0
2
0.6
Not at all Safe
0
-
1
0.5
1
0.2
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

 
Male
Female
Total
 BUS
#
%
#
%
#
%
Very Safe
113
72.9
93
47.2
206
58.5
Fairly Safe
23
14.8
96
48.7
119
33.8
Not too Safe
12
7.8
7
3.6
19
5.4
Not at all Safe
7
4.5
1
0.5
8
2.3
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

 
Male
Female
Total
 TRAIN
#
%
#
%
#
%
Very Safe
82
52.9
41
20.8
123
34.9
Fairly Safe
53
34.2
133
67.5
186
52.8
Not too Safe
16
10.3
19
9.6
35
9.9
Not at all Safe
4
2.6
4
2.0
8
2.3
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

 
Male
Female
Total
AIRPLANE
#
%
#
%
#
%
Very Safe
59
38.1
38
19.3
97
27.6
Fairly Safe
67
43.2
104
52.8
171
48.6
Not too Safe
11
7.1
43
21.8
54
15.3
Not at all Safe
18
11.6
12
6.1
30
8.5
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

 
Male
Female
Total
CRUISE SHIP
#
%
#
%
#
%
Very Safe
81
52.3
69
35.0
150
42.6
Fairly Safe
47
30.3
87
44.2
134
38.1
Not too Safe
14
9.0
26
13.2
40
11.4
Not at all Safe
13
8.4
15
7.6
28
7.9
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

3. Question:
Do you think the threat of terrorism affects:


 
Male
Female
Total
#
%
#
%
#
%
Males more
12
7.7
13
6.6
25
7.1
Females more
17
11.0
24
12.2
41
11.6
Both the same
126
81.3
160
81.2
286
81.3
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0

4. Question:
Do you think the threat of terrorism affects:


 
Male
Female
Total
#
%
#
%
#
%
Those under 18 more
1
0.6
3
1.5
4
1.1
Those 18-34 more
13
8.4
14
7.1
27
7.7
Those 35-49 more
12
7.7
14
7.1
27
7.7
Those 50-64 more
4
2.6
7
3.6
11
3.1
Those 65 or over more
3
1.9
15
7.6
18
5.1
Everyone equally
122
78.7
144
73.1
266
75.6
Base
155
100.0
197
100.0
352
100.0




Beta Research
Syosset, New York

Contact:
Jason Gorelkin
Chief Operating Officer

P: 516.935.3800 Ext.248
F: 516.935.4092

jgorelkin@betaresearch.com