As officials from China, Malaysia and Australia meet Wednesday to discuss plans for the next phase of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a new CNN/ORC poll conducted by telephone from May 2 through May 4, gives a closer look at what Americans think about the plane, why and how it disappeared, and if we should still be looking for it.
Feedback shows that more than half of Americans do believe we’ll find out what happened to the plane, but over 70% feel that the Malaysian government has not done a good job in managing the search, and nearly half feel the search is happening in the wrong place.
When it comes to conspiracy theories like pilot suicide or terrorism, the numbers show Americans strongly believe something nefarious happened.
But on "New Day" Wednesday, aviation experts David Soucie and Mary Schiavo said there isn't enough evidence to support those conclusions.
On the pilots, Soucie said because of the time of the disappearance, he'd have to assume it was one person acting and "the chance that they would have acted together on this is astronomical."
Schiavo said the fact the FBI checked computers and the lead pilot's flight simulator and found nothing means she doesn't want to rush to judgement.
"I’m gonna keep the jury out on that one," she said.
SEE POLL RESULTS BELOW:
Do you think Flight 370 is located in the Indian Ocean where the search is taking place?
How do you think the Malaysian Government has handled the search for Flight 370?
Good job 26%
Bad job 69%
Do you think the disappearance of Flight 370 is due to accident or mechanical failure?
Not likely 46%
Do you think the disappearance of Flight 370 was due to actions by pilot or flight crew?
Not likely 33%
Do you think the disappearance of Flight 370 was due to terrorists or hostile government?
Not likely 41%
Do you think anyone on Flight 370 is still alive?
Do you think the general public will ever find out what happened to Flight 370?
Do you think the search for Flight 370 should continue?
The survey, which is based on interviews with 1,008 adult Americans, has an overall sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
What do you think happened to the plane? Do you think the Malaysian government is providing enough information to the public? If your loved one was on Flight 370, what would you do?
Let us know in the comments below.
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