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August 10th, 2006, 02:47 PM
American has the short memory :

Survey of “Washingyon Post”. 30% of American forgot the year of September 11.

16% acknowledge more to know the date, 6% quote a former date and 8% a later date. On the other hand 95% remember that they took place one September 11.

August 10th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Do you have a link to the Washington Post article?

August 10th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Lofter had this in the Memorial thread:


August 10th, 2006, 04:38 PM
I googled to try and find the article at the Washington Post but had no luck.

August 10th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Shocking. But I was happily surprised to read that it's not the youth that has forgotten. I was really expecting that (knowing the attention span of my generation), but instead it's the opposite. I'd guess that for us it's easier to remember because we were in school then and probably have a very specific memory of being in so and so teacher's classroom, which would recall a specific grade. For me, 9/11 happened two weeks into my first semester of college, and in hindsight it marked the beginning of a personal transition towards awareness of world events and politics which might not have otherwise happened.

August 10th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Something smells.

The poll was conducted by Washington Post - ABC News, but all the news links point to the same Raw Story blurb. There is nothing on the Post or ABC websites.

August 10th, 2006, 10:26 PM
You're right, Zip -- I had checked ABC as well.

In fact, I googled any number of combinations of words (including "September 11", survey, poll, 2006, July, attacks) and didn't find the actual "survey" anywhere.

I just emailed rawstory to see what's up ...

I've tried to find the original Washington Post survey / story that you posted on August 9, 2006 regarding Americans' failure to identify the year that the 9/11 attacks took place ( http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2F s%2Fafp%2F20060809%2Fod_afp%2Fusattackspolloffbeat _060809145351%26printer%3D1%3B_ylt%3DAvXft8pUOEM.m fkLi8xEj3OhOrgF%3B_ylu%3DX3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0b WE (http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2F s%2Fafp%2F20060809%2Fod_afp%2Fusattackspolloffbeat _060809145351%26printer%3D1%3B_ylt%3DAvXft8pUOEM.m fkLi8xEj3OhOrgF%3B_ylu%3DX3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0b WE) ).

However I cannot find that story anywhere at the Washington Post.

Is this a correct story?


August 11th, 2006, 01:10 AM
I board only the French link

french link

The survey of Washington Post was carried out at the end of July near a sample representative of 1.002 people with the assistance of institute ICR