50% of NYC Believes Bush Allowed 9/11 to Happen

September 4th, 2004 - by admin

Zogby Poll – 2004-09-04 09:23:47


Zogby.com – August 30:

(Utica, NY) — On the eve of the Republican National Convention, half (50%) of New York City residents and two in four (41%) of New York citizens overall say that some US leaders “knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act,” according to the poll conducted by Zogby International.

The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5…

The poll was released on August 30, 2 PM EST.

The poll is the first of its kind conducted in America that surveys attitudes regarding US government complicity in the 9/11 tragedy. Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as “very conservative” supported the claim.

The charge found particularly high support among adults under 30 (62.8%), African-Americans (62.5%), Hispanics (60.1%), Asians (59.4%), and “Born Again” Evangelical Christians (47.9%).

Majority Unconvinced by 9/11 Commission Report
Less than two in four (36%) believe that the 9/11 Commission had “answered all the important questions about what actually happened on September 11th,” and two in three (66%) New Yorkers (and 56.2% overall) called for another full investigation of the “still unanswered questions” by Congress or Elliot Spitzer, New York’s Attorney General.

Self-identified “very liberal” New Yorkers supported a new inquiry by a margin of three to one, but so did half (53%) of “very conservative” citizens across the state. The call for a deeper probe was especially strong from Hispanics (75.6%), African-Americans (75.3%) citizens with income from $15-25K (74.3%), women (62%) and Evangelicals (59.9%).

W. David Kubiak, executive director of 911truth.org, the group that commissioned the poll, expressed genuine surprise that New Yorkers’ belief in the administration’s complicity is as high or higher than that seen in polls abroad.

“We’re familiar with extreme 9/11 skepticism in other nations where open media debate of US government complicity has been allowed. For example, on May 26th the Toronto Star reported a national poll showing that 63% of Canadians are also convinced US leaders had ‘prior knowledge’ of the attacks yet declined to act.

“Our mainstream news outlets never reported on this startling poll nor the mounting evidence that has led tens of millions of Canadians, Europeans, and now New Yorkers to think and feel this way.

“I think these numbers show that New Yorkers are fed up with the silence and are starting to study the facts on their own. This case is not closed and New York’s questions are not going away.”

The poll was ordered by Jimmy Walters, who is also the sponsor of INN World Report‘s forthcoming 9/11 event at the NY Grand Ballroom (September 11th, 2004, 8 PM, Downtown), with main focus on “physical evidence.” Confirmed participants include: David Ray Griffin (The New Pearl Harbor), Eric Hufschmidt, and Dave v. Kleist IIn Plane Sight).

Update: The Zogby 9/11 poll story, was picked up by Australian BigNewsNetwork, New Zealand’s Scoop and mirrored by many independent news portals.

Update (August 31, 2004): Zogby 9/11 Poll up at Al-Jazeera: “New Yorkers believe leaders knew about 9/11”

Half of New Yorkers Believe US Leaders “Consciously” Failed To Act On 9-11; 66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions by Congress or New York’s Attorney General, New Zogby International Poll Reveals:

Read full poll results here

Original Press ReleasehereBreakdown of results are here