On the 12th anniversary
of 9/11, a new national survey by the polling firm YouGov forReThink911reveals
that one in two Americans have doubts about the government’s account of
9/11, and after viewing video footage of World Trade Center Building 7’s
collapse, 46% suspect that it was caused by a controlled demolition.
Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, collapsed into its own footprint late in
the afternoon on 9/11.
The poll was sponsored by ReThink911,
a global public awareness campaign launched on September 1. The campaign
includes a 54-foot billboard in Times Square and a variety of transit and
outdoor advertising in 11 other cities, all posing the question, “Did
you know a third tower fell on 9/11?”
Among the poll’s findings:
38% of Americans have some doubts about the official account of 9/11, 10%
do not believe it at all, and 12% are unsure about it;
46%, nearly one in two, are not aware that a third tower collapsed on
9/11. Of those who are aware of Building 7’s collapse, only 19% know the
After seeing video footage of Building 7′s collapse:
46% are sure or suspect it was caused by controlled demolition, compared
to 28% who are sure or suspect fires caused it, and 27% who don’t know;
By a margin of nearly two to one, 41% support a new investigation of
Building 7′s collapse, compared to 21% who oppose it.
30-Second Video Shown to 1,194 Survey Respondents:
“The poll shows quite clearly what we already knew. Most people who see
Building 7’s collapse have trouble believing that fires brought it down,”
said Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architects and
founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the campaign’s major
sponsor. “It simply doesn’t look like a natural building collapse, and
that’s because all the columns have been removed at once to allow it to come
down symmetrically in free-fall. The evidence of controlled demolition is
overwhelming. As more and more people learn about Building 7, public demand
for a new investigation grows. People want the truth.”
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
normal office fires caused the failure of a single column, starting a chain
reaction that brought Building 7 down. More than 2,000 architects and
engineers have signed the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition that
questions NIST’s explanation of the building’s collapse.
the government’s own computer model disproves its theory. It looks nothing
like the actual collapse,” said Tony Szamboti, a mechanical engineer from
the Philadelphia area. “Not only that, they refuse to release the data that
would allow us to verify their model. In the world of science, this is as
bad as it gets. I’m glad most people can look at the collapse and see the
The ReThink911 campaign calls for a new investigation into Building 7’s
collapse, as well as the destruction of the Twin Towers. The YouGov poll and
the ad campaign were financed with more than $225,000 in donations from
thousands of supporters.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size
was 1194 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 27th – 29th August 2013.
The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are
representative of all US adults (aged 18+).