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September 11th - National Holiday?

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What are CP Posters' opinions about the talk going around about this

According to an AP Poll, 44% favor the idea and 51% opposed, slightly dropping off since the last poll in March.

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Sept. 1) - Americans are divided about whether Sept. 11 should be a national holiday like Veterans Day or Memorial Day, according to a new poll.

Support for a national holiday on the date that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon outside Washington has slipped a bit since March, according to a CNN-Time poll released Sunday. While 44 percent favor the idea, 51 percent opposed it, down from a 48-48 split in March.

The telephone poll of 1,004 adults was conducted Wednesday and Thursday and has an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The poll also found that:

A third said they feel less safe in public places, and slightly more said they feel less safe traveling since Sept. 11.

Almost a third said they are worried that a terrorist attack will occur on the anniversary of Sept. 11.

People were most likely to say an attack in the next 12 months would be carried out with a car or truck carrying a bomb or with biological or chemical weapons.

Two-thirds said the nation's intelligence gathering agencies failed in their responsibilities to obtain information about the attacks.

09/01/02 13:13 EDT

Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.

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