VIDEO: Students can't answer basic questions about 9/11

  • Ahead of the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Campus Reform spoke to students to see what they knew about 9/11
  • While most students had a general idea about the tragedy, many did not know who was responsible for the attacks, or which American cities were attacked

Ahead of the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Campus Reform spoke to students to see what they knew about the tragic event in the nation’s history.

While most students had very broad and general knowledge about the day’s events, many did not know basic details about which U.S. cities were attacked and who was responsible for the attacks.

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“The loss of the lives of the tower” one student responded when asked what the country commemorates on 9/11.

“The two Twin Towers that were standing there in, I believe it I can’t tell you where it’s at,” another student said.

Campus Reform then asked students if they remembered who carried out the attacks.

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“I don’t [remember],” one student said. “I think it was just two immigrants that flew planes.”

“I know it was the Middle East,” another added. “I’m not sure who exactly.”

“Like the Taliban, or like Afghanistan, or like Iraq” one student wondered aloud before settling on Osama bin Laden.

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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