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Many Question Whether Americans Remember 9/11

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 that killed 3,000 Americans and injured another 6,000. But a sizable number of Americans feel their fellow countrymen have forgotten the horrors of that day. Interestingly, more are saying Muslims in this country have been mistreated ever since, even as they fear a domestic terror attack more than ever.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults believe that many Americans have forgotten the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That’s unchanged from 2014 and down slightly from the 47% who felt that way in 2012. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree that most Americans have forgotten the attacks by the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 3-5, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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