After Paris Attacks, 1 in 3 Worry a Violent Attack May Happen While Attending a Live Event

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.

Methodology

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.

About SpinGo

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.

Contacts

SpinGo
Colin Matthes, 801-455-6420
Content Marketing Specialist
colin.matthes@spingo.com
Twitter:
@cwmatthes | www.spingo.com