A poll released just ahead of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. shows a combined 60 percent of Americans believe their own government has not been completely forthcoming about the events that caused the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, nor about the narrative that attributes the tragedy to the al-Qaida-sponsored hijacking of four commercial planes.
The poll of 1,194 adults, sponsored by ReThink911.org, shows that 40 percent of those questioned are completely satisfied with the official government account as an accurate representation of what happened twelve years ago. But 38 percent said they have “some doubts” about whether the government version explains everything. Another 10 percent said they don’t believe the government’s account at all, while 12 percent weren’t sure.
Fewer are interested in re-opening an investigation into the matter, however, with only a combined 29 percent saying they support such an effort. A combined 32 percent said they don’t support revisiting a Sept. 11 investigation, with the remainder saying they either aren’t sure or have no opinion.
The six-question poll focuses particularly on a theory that challenges the idea that a third building – World Trade Building 7 – collapsed merely from secondary office fires. That lingering question has garnered more attention from builders, architects, and structural and mechanical engineers as video footage of the collapse, which has continued to circulate among those engaged in the construction trades, has taken on a sort of “solve-the-puzzle” allure for trained building professionals with idle curiosity to spare.