Sunday 14 September 2008

23 percent of Germans believe US government behind 9/11

It seems that only about 1% of Europeans believe that Israel was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. How strange that so many Europeans do not know who was behind the attacks, and when they know, like the Germans, 23% (with only 9% of don't knows) point an ugly finger at the U.S. government.

"Even in European countries, the majorities that say al Qaeda was behind 9/11 are not overwhelming. Fifty-seven percent of Britons, 56 percent of Italians, 63 percent of French and 64 percent of Germans cite al Qaeda." However, significant portions of Britons (26%), French (23%), and Italians (21%) say they do not know who was behind 9/11. Remarkably, 23 percent of Germans cite the US government, as do 15 percent of Italians.

Publics in the Middle East are especially likely to name a perpetrator other than al Qaeda. In Egypt 43 percent say that Israel was behind the attacks, as do 31 percent in Jordan and 19 percent in the Palestinian Territories. The US government is named by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians. The numbers who say al Qaeda was behind the attacks range from 11 percent in Jordan to 42 percent in the Palestinian Territories.

The only countries with overwhelming majorities citing al Qaeda are the African countries: Kenya (77%) and Nigeria (71%). In Nigeria, a large majority of Muslims (64%) also say that al Qaeda was behind the attacks (compared to 79% of Nigerian Christians)."
WPO: International Poll: No Consensus On Who Was Behind 9/11
H/T: Islam in Europe blog:
9/11 - the European perspective


SnoopyTheGoon said...

A very interesting map of insanity. I was trying to guess some of it before looking. Mostly missed.

Anonymous said...

I always thought it was Christian Fundamentalists,Neo-Conservatives, Anti-Abortionists, Anti-homosexuals, Zionists,Cyclists and Martians who were behind it, but not necessarily in that order. Perhaps it was the personal initiative of President Bush, PM Blair, Bismarck or Queen Victoria.

Anonymous said...

How big was the sample? was it a stratified random sample? How many of the "Germans" were in fact Turks or Arab immigrants? What was the religious composition of the section of the population blaming the US Government?