Polls show age gap with in-flight cell phone use

August 8, 2008 2:14:29 PM PDT
Would you like to be able to use your cell phone during flights? A new survey finds a generation gap in how Americans answer that question.

The Department of Transportation says nearly half of US residents surveyed say they oppose the use of cell phones in-flight.

That's even if they were assured that the calls would not impact flight operations.

Of those who opposed phone calls during flights 60 percent were 65 years old or older. And of those who supported their use, nearly half were between the ages of 18 and 34-years-old.


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