Fox News Poll Suggests 9/11 Sits Above Other Major Events in the Past 50 Years

By Scott Sarvay

World Trade Center attack on 9/11/2001

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - According to a Fox News poll released Tuesday most American voters believe the terrorist attacks of September 11th had a bigger effect on the United States than the Vietnam War, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, collapse of communism and the Watergate scandal.

The poll which listed five major events in the last 50 years, asked which impacted the country most.

A 55-percent majority of voters says the 2001 terrorist attacks had the largest effect on the United States. That puts it far and away ahead of the next event, the Vietnam War which comes in at 18 percent. Eight percent say the Kennedy assassination and the collapse of communism, and 2 percent say Watergate.

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