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Most females in favour of airport body scanners

Most females in favour of airport body scanners

The majority of women do not have an issue with the introduction of full body scanners at UK airports because they believe security is the most important thing.

Over half (51 percent) of respondents to a HolidayExtras.com poll said they support the scanners, while only 37 percent of men agreed.

Some 43 percent of men and women said they are happy for airports to implement the scanners as security is the highest priority area, despite concerns having been raised by human rights activities and religious groups.

A further 15 percent said they were likely to find the experience acceptable as long as they don’t have to lay eyes on the scanner operator and the images were subsequently destroyed.

For seven percent, however, the experience would feel "invasive and extremely uncomfortable", while one percent said they would consider refusing even if meant not being allowed to board their flights.

A separate HolidayExtras.com survey recently revealed that 66 percent of travellers believe that Mothers’ Day is more important than Valentine’s.

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