Confederacy of Dunces
Posted on Aug 10, 2006
OK, deep breath time….
30% of Americans cannot say in what year the Sept. 11 attacks took place, according to a Washington Post poll. Thirty. Percent.
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.