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Royal Aeronautical Society Drones Survey

Survey of the British public on their attitudes towards drone technology on behalf of the Royal Aeronautical Society

  • 62% of British adults are more concerned about the use of drones by private owners and operators than commercial ones
  • British adults are split as to whether drones post more risks than opportunities (40% agree, 33% disagree)
  • Almost half of British adults (46%) think that drones can make an important contribution to the UK economy and society.
  • 76% of British adults support tighter enforcement of the rules governing the use of drones than is the case at the moment.
  • Fewer than one in five British adults (18%) agree that they have a good understanding of the rules and regulations governing the use of drones in the UK, whereas seven in ten (69%) disagree.

Date Published: 16/06/2016

Categories: GB | Infrastructure | Public and communities | Technology & Telecoms | Transport

Client: The Royal Aeronautical Society


ComRes interviewed 2,043 GB adults between 11 and 12 May 2016.  Data were weighted to be representative of all British adults aged 18+ by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade.  ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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