View Full Version : 9/11 - What Year? 30% Of Americans Don't Know

08-09-2006, 04:06 PM
September 11 -- what year? 30 percent of Americans don't know

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060809/od_afp/usattackspolloffbeat_060809145351;_ylt=ArnrtaXH3Jk yylylPgoybNSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3NW1oMDRpBHNlYwM3NTc

Wed Aug 9, 10:53 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Some 30 percent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper.

While the country is preparing to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and shocked the world, 95 percent of Americans questioned in the poll were able to remember the month and the day of the attacks, according to Wednesday's edition of the newspaper.

But when asked what year, 30 percent could not give a correct answer.

Of that group, six percent gave an earlier year, eight percent gave a later year, and 16 percent admitted they had no idea whatsoever.

This memory black hole is essentially the problem of the older crowd: 48 percent of those who did not know were between the ages of 55 and 64, and 47 percent were older than 65, according to the poll.

The Post telephone survey was carried out July 21-24 among 1,002 randomly selected adults. The margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.

08-09-2006, 04:12 PM
No wonder people still think Saddam had something to do with 9/11, or that he had WMDs.

Cloak & Swagger
08-09-2006, 05:52 PM
Eh, I think that would make up the general number of people who are mentally handicapped, too old, too young, foreigners with very little interest in our nation's history, or even Americans with very little interest in our nation's history, and the overly or under medicated.
Then of course there are just the people who don't know much of anything, they just wonder, and do as they're told, otherwise known as sheeple.
There are quite a few of them.

08-09-2006, 06:05 PM
Maybe the new world is on to something with thinking people are stupid... Maybe we should just sit back and let them take over.

08-09-2006, 06:31 PM
Maybe this is the 30% that support Bush.

08-10-2006, 09:45 AM
the 30% not knowing the year... ok, it's very sad, but that I can at least attempt to understand.

The FIVE PERCENT who couldn't give the month and day... COME ON! The 9/11 attacks! The clue is in the fucking question. It's not like 9/11 hasn't been, oh, EVERYFUCKINGWHERE in the past 5 years is it? A bit hard to avoid like.