9/11 Tenth Anniversary Survey: Attacks Changed America Forever

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Most Americans agree that the event forever changed the country and the world. Ten years later, how do people feel America has changed?

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Where Were You?

The morning of September 11, 2001 is not one that many Americans will forget. In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 93% of respondents said they remember exactly where they were when they first heard about the 9/11 terror attacks ten years ago.

The War on Terror

Since the attacks, 62.5% of respondents agreed that the US has made progress in fighting against terrorism. 27.5% said they feel safer today than they did back then, and 27.8% said they feel more patriotic today than they did back then. Only 9.3% said they feel less safe now and 6.3% said they feel less patriotic.

Overall though, it seems many Americans are split on some of the actions taken by the US after the attacks. 49.3% of respondents said they are proud of the way America has banded together since the attacks, and a matching 49.3% said they are saddened by the effect 9/11 has had on this country.

Memorials and Anniversary Events

Aside from the overall effect the attacks had on America, it’s still important to remember those who were lost. Throughout the weekend there will be many memorials and events nationwide to honor and remember those who were killed on 9/11. 36.5% of respondents said they will definitely take part in one of these events, 26% said they won’t, and 37.5% said they will consider it.

There’s no denying that the terror attacks on 9/11 changed America forever. Whether you think the changes were positive or negative, many Americans will spend the tenth anniversary honoring and remembering those who were lost.

Photo Credit: 9/11 Memorial 2010 from Flickr

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.