NEW Zogby Poll: Over 70 Million American Adults Support New 9/11 investigation
Utica, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2006 -- 911Truth.org urges 2006 reform candidates
to recognize a powerful new constituency.
Although the Bush administration continues to exploit September 11 to
justify domestic spying, unprecedented spending and a permanent state of
war, a new Zogby poll reveals that less than half of the American public
trusts the official 9/11 story or believes the attacks were adequately
The poll is the first scientific survey of Americans' belief in a 9/11 cover
up or the need to investigate possible US government complicity, and was
commissioned to inform deliberations at the June 2~4 "9/11: Revealing the
Truth, Reclaiming Our Future" conference in Chicago. Poll results indicate
42% believe there has indeed been a cover up (with 10% unsure) and 45% think
"Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks,
including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped
facilitate their success" (with 8% unsure).
According to Janice Matthews, executive director of 911truth.org, "To those
of us who have followed the mounting evidence for US government involvement
in 9/11, these results are both heartening and frankly quite amazing, given
the mainstream media's ongoing refusal to cover the most critical questions
of that day. Our August 2004 Zogby poll of New Yorkers showed nearly half
believe certain U.S. officials 'consciously' allowed the attacks to happen
and 66% want a fresh investigation, but these were people closest to the
tragedy and most familiar with facts refuting the official account. This
revelation that so many millions nationwide now also recognize a 9/11 cover
up and the need for a new inquiry should be a wake up call for all 2006
political candidates hoping to turn this country around. We think it also
indicates Americans are awakening to the larger pattern of deceit that led
us into Constitutional twilight and endless war, and that our independent
media may have fina!
lly come of age."
Poll co-author W. David Kubiak concurs, saying "Despite years of relentless
media promotion, whitewash and 9/11 Commission propaganda, the official 9/11
story still can't even muster 50% popular support. Since this myth has been
the administration's primary source of political and war-making power, this
level of distrust has revolutionary implications for everyone working for
peace, justice and civil liberties. If we ever hope to reclaim this country,
end aggression and restore international respect, we all must finally
scrutinize that day when things started to go so terribly wrong. The media
and movement leaders ignore this call at their peril, because tens of
millions are clearly telling us here they are ready for 9/11 truth."
SCOPE: The poll covered five related areas: 1) Iraq - do Americans think the
Bush administration exploited 9/11 to attack Iraq? (44% do, 44% don't); 2)
Cover up - did the government and its 9/11 Commission conceal or refuse to
investigate evidence that contradicts their official story? (only 48% said
no); 3) The collapse of WTC 7, which was not even mentioned by the 9/11
Commission and has seldom been reported in the media -were respondents aware
of this collapse and, if so, did they think it should be investigated (only
52% knew about it, but over 70% of this group believe it should have been
investigated); 4) new investigation of official complicity - do respondents
think we need one? (only 48% said no); and 5) mass media - how do people
rate its performance, including its coverage of alternative 9/11 theories,
unanswered questions and inquiry issues? (43% rate it positively, 55%
(Poll sponsors see knowledge of the collapse of World Trade Center Building
7 as a bellwether issue, because if people do not know this elementary fact,
they have probably not been exposed to any independent 9/11 research at all.
Since only 52% of respondents had ever heard of this collapse and 45%
support a reinvestigation, it may be reasonably inferred that a public fully
informed of all the unreported 9/11 facts might support a new investigation
by a margin of 80% or more.)
SPONSOR: 911truth.org is a coalition of researchers, journalists and victim
family members working to expose and answer the hundreds of still unresolved
questions concerning 9/11, especially the nearly 400 questions that the
Family Steering Committee filed with the 9/11 Commission. Initially welcomed
by the commissioners as their "road map", these queries cut to the heart of
9/11 crimes and accountability, specifically raising the central issues of
motive, means and cui bono (who profited?). The Commission ultimately
ignored 80% of these issues, however, opting only to explore system
failures, miscommunications and incompetence. The victim families' most
incisive questions remain unaddressed to this day.
For more information on the Chicago "9/11: Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming
our Future" conference and other developments, see
http://www.911revealingthetruth.org and http://www.911truth.org or contact
911truth.org media spokesman, Michael Berger at 314-308-4893 or
september11press at yahoo.com.
* Numerical computations conservatively based on U.S. Census Bureau data
projecting 184 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 in 2005.
Survey Methodology: Zogby America, 5/12/06 through 5/16/06
This is a telephone survey of adults nationwide conducted by Zogby
International. The target sample is 1,200 interviews with approximately 81
questions asked. Samples are randomly drawn from telephone Cd's of national
listed sample. Zogby International surveys employ sampling strategies in
which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within
area codes and exchanges. As many as six calls are made to reach a sampled
phone number. Cooperation rates are calculated using one of AAPOR's approved
methodologies1 and are comparable to other professional public-opinion
surveys conducted using similar sampling strategies.2 Weighting by region,
party, age, race, religion, and gender is used to adjust for non-response.
The margin of error is ± 2.9 percentage points. Margins of error are higher
Zogby International's sampling and weighting procedures also have been
validated through its political polling: more than 95% of the firm's polls
have come within 1% of actual election-day outcomes.