More than 90 percent of Americans remember where they were and what they were doing during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a new poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Ipsos.
The poll found that 92% of Americans remember what they were doing when hijacked planes hit the Pentagon, New York’s Twin Towers and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Only 65% of people aged 24 to 29 remember where they were during attacks. They are the youngest age group who can remember the attacks that took place 20 years ago, in 2001.
The poll’s release comes a day before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and as the country prepares to honor the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day.
As a result of the events, the security of travel in the United States has changed dramatically, resulting in lasting changes that still affect Americans and citizens around the world. The Transportation Security Administration was created about two months after September 11.
According to the poll, 85% of Americans polled believe that the policies that followed September 11 still affect their lives today.
Fifty-five percent believe the changes implemented following the attacks were completely negative, while 31 percent believe there were positive and negative changes after 9/11.
The digitization of baggage and ID for all travelers has been a change that has garnered the support of an overwhelming majority of Americans. Ninety-five percent of those polled said they supported baggage scanning, while 97% supported the personal identification of all passengers.
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The survey was conducted August 23-26 and interviewed 1,924 American adults. The margin of error is 2.5 percentage points.