As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches this weekend, a new poll has found nearly two-thirds of registered voters believe the tragedy permanently changed American life — more than think the same of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Fox News survey, 64 percent of US voters believe the attacks changed the way Americans live “permanently,” with another 24 percent saying it had changed things “temporarily.”
By comparison, a Fox News poll taken in June found 50 percent of respondents believed COVID-19 had changed American life forever, while 42 percent said it had done so only temporarily.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 when airliners hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists were deliberately flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pa. The attacks precipitated invasions and prolonged occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq; the creation of the Department of Homeland Security