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97 Percent of Adults Remember Where They Were 9/11

Posted: Sep 11, 2012

 In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, virtually all adults (97 percent) remembered where they were and what they were doing the day of the 2001 tragedy.

The memory of the event was just as high among those younger than 30 (who would have been eight or older at the time), as it was for older Americans. Of the eight other historic events tested, only the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 rated as high as 9/11, with 95 percent of Americans who were born in 1955 or earlier remembering where they were or what they were doing that day. The survey also tested for recent events like the killing of Osama bin Laden, which came in third with a recall rate of 81 percent. The 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. came in at sixth place with only 72 percent of survey respondents remembering where they were when Dr. King was shot to death

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