Brynda and I have recently seen Bowling for Columbine in which Michael Moore comments on the fact that a lot of Canadians do not lock their front doors. Brynda works with several Canadians who have seen the film and they all say that they do not lock their doors when they are in the house. They all say they think of it as being locked in, rather than locking others out.
I am from the UK and my parents and their neighbours do not lock their front door while they are in the house (after work for example) but they do look them when they leave the house or go to bed. These same people all have burgular alarms installed, however, and Brynda thinks this is a little odd.
I asked her why she locks her door and she said that it is because of a concern that someone will break in and try to hurt her. My parents’ main concern seems to be that someone will break in and steal their stuff.
The poll is mainly in two parts:
a) Do you lock your door when you are in the house? Why or why not?
b) Are you more afraid of someone breaking in to steal your stuff or someone breaking in to do you harm?
Also, if you could state which country you could from (or what area of the US) because I would be interested to know how location affects this opinion.