Infographic Category Government

Operation: Kill Osama

By | source: May 11th, 2011

Even ten days after the late-night announcement on May 1st, 2011, the death of Osama Bin Laden is still a hot topic on many news shows. It is a story with an endless cache of angles, twists, retracted statements and tongue twisting names (Osama/Obamaâ??say it 10 times fast!). Todayâ??s infographic culls the answers to a USA Today/Gallop Poll survey questioning Americansâ?? post-Osama feelings.

According to the poll, 54% of Americans feel that the U.S. is safer after Bin Ladenâ??s death. To the question of importance, 1% of Americans responded humorously that it was â??not at all importantâ? that Osama Bin Laden was killed. Also interesting is who respondents feel deserves the most credit: 89% back the U.S. Military.

As one chapter in American history closes and almost instantly reopens with further chaos and unrest in the Middle East, it is good to see Americans questioning and developing opinions about the events of the past nine and a half years. Especially when those opinions come in the form of a nifty graphic. [Via]