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Organizations Release National Poll Results Showing Voter Opposition to ATC Privatization
September 18, 2015
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  • The Alliance for Aviation Across America, the League of Rural Voters, and the Air Care Alliance released the results of a recent survey on privatization of our air traffic control system. The poll, conducted by Global Strategies Group between August 8 and August 12, showed that the majority of voters oppose privatizing the air traffic control function of the FAA and turning it over to a private, non-profit entity by a nearly two-to-one margin. Notably, opposition to FAA privatization crossed both party lines and other demographic groups.

    Even when voters supported privatizing government services generally, they did not support privatizing the ATC functions of the FAA. This may be related to the fact that voters also rate the FAA positively on managing ATC: 80% of those polled say the FAA does an excellent or good job. Voters are very clearly expressing an if-it-ain’t-broke attitude about the FAA and privatization. 

    To view a memo summarizing the more details about the survey, please click here.

    To view the results of the poll, please click here.

    Since 1985, the League of Rural Voters has been helping rural Americans harness their power at the ballot box. We provide the training, tools, and communications support that people need to organize their communities, hold policymakers accountable and bring about change. The League has over 6300 members in 18 states. We bring energy and focus to the critical conversations about the future of rural America.

    The Air Care Alliance promotes, supports, and represents public benefit flying through communication and cooperation among organizations facilitating flights for health, compassion, and community service

    Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.

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