The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Poll: 30% of Americans don't know which year was 9/11

America has much, much bigger problems than international terrorism if this poll is valid:

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.
Via Billmon.