DRAPER, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpinGo, a digital marketing platform for events, today released new survey data revealing how U.S. event attendees feel about their personal safety at live events and how their safety perceptions have changed after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The data poignantly revealed that attacks at live events impact attendees’ feelings of safety, with nearly 33 percent worried that a violent attack may happen to them at a live event. Additionally, 33 percent feel they cannot rely on facility staffers to resolve a safety concern if one were to come up. Despite their concerns, 76 percent still feel that live events are safe. SpinGo conducted the survey in mid November among 1,037 participants.
"Event goers are seeking positive, memorable experiences," said SpinGo CEO Kreg Peeler. "Events offer the best way to go out and enjoy time with friends and family. Event attendees should feel safe at live events, and most do, but it's the responsibility of the event organizer and venue to create an environment that feels safe for everyone."
To harbor safety - security, location matter.
More than half of those surveyed (54 percent) feel there is a need to increase security measures at live events following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Roughly one third surveyed said that seeing security personnel provides the greatest sense of security, while over one fifth said that attending an event in a good area makes them feel the safest.
Take me out to the...play.
The study revealed over 33 percent of people feel the safest when attending an event at a performing arts theater, followed closely by events held at small concert venues (26.83 percent). However, nearly 25 percent of event attendees have safety concerns when attending events at sports arenas/stadiums, even with the large amount of security and ushers readily available.
This survey was commissioned by SpinGo and conducted by SurveyMonkey in November 2015, polling more than 1,000 individuals from across the United States to measure the sense of security the general public feels while attending live events, and to see how recent terrorist attacks at live events in Paris impacted the public’s opinion of safety.
Founded in 2012 by Kreg and Amanda Peeler, SpinGo is an event marketing company and discovery platform. With a national network of more than 1,100 media websites and independent mobile apps, SpinGo gets the word out about events to any audience. Investors include EPIC Ventures and Prelude.