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									The Facts after 9/11
    Tons of steel used to build the World Trade Center: 200,000
    American flags sold at Wal-Mart on Sept. 12, 2001: 200,000
    U.S. citizens killed on Sept. 11: more than 2,000
    U.S. citizens who lost their jobs: more than 300,000
    Ratio of Americans killed by terrorists last year to the estimated number who died from food poisoning:
    Number of times “Osama bin Laden” appeared in the U.S. press on 9/11/01: 3

    Bush’s approval rate on Sept. 21, 2001: 90 percent, the highest for any president

    Aid money returned to a Saudi prince after he linked the attacks to U.S. support for Israel: 10 million
    Percentage of people polled who said Giuliani should have accepted money: 10
    Rumor that spread through the Internet: Nostradamus prophecy

    Increase in sales of books about prophecy in the week following 9/11: 80 percent

    Application increase at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School: 40 percent
    Years before U.S. air travel is expected to return to pre-Sept. 11 levels: 2 to 4

    Lower Manhattan residents who reported clinical depression symptoms eight weeks after the attacks:
    Percentage of residents near Ground Zero still experiencing physical symptoms related to the attacks:
    Observation deck tickets sold annually at the World Trade Center: 1.9 million
    Annual visitors to the observation deck at the Empire State Building since 1931: 1.5 million
    Tickets distributed at Ground Zero since January: 1,070,499
    Increase in tourists in New York City since last year: 8 percent
    Decrease in tourist spending in New York City since last year: 9 percent
    Therapists who signed up for trauma treatment training immediately after 9/11: 1,400
    Increase in first-aid kit sales on 150 percent
    Increased activity at since 9/11: 100 percent
    Dollar compensation received by families of the six victims of the 1993 WTC bombing: 0
    Minimum compensation to each victim’s family from 9/11: $300,000

    Families that have so far sued the New York Port Authority: 450
    Travelers who say another U.S. terrorist attack is likely: 79 percent
    Millions of dollars to repair the Pentagon: 500
    Increase in American public’s attention to foreign news since 9/11: 7 percent

    Countries that gave specific warnings of a terrorist attack before 9/11: Germany, Egypt, Russia and

    1.    Nexis database search
    2.    Gallup Organization
    3.    Zogby International pollsters in an Oct. 15 survey
    4.    The Nando Times
    5.    USA Today, Sept. 24, 2001
    6.    Phil Condit, chief executive officer of Boeing Co., as cited by Reuters.
    7.    New England Journal of Medicine
    8.    As surveyed by the New York City Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    9.    Defense Counsel Journal
    10.   Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center on the Press & the People
    11.   Germany as reported in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Egypt as reported in The New York Times, Russia as reported on,
          Israel as reported in Sunday Telegraph

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