CNN Poll: Majority in U.S. say bin Laden in Hell
May 4th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

CNN Poll: Majority in U.S. say bin Laden in Hell

Washington (CNN) – Of all the newspaper headlines covering the death of Osama bin Laden, the most provocative may have been the New York Daily News.

Their "Rot in Hell" Monday headline, with a full front-page photo of bin Laden, was mentioned by the cable news networks and generated buzz on the on-line social networks.

So do Americans think that the founder and leader of the al Qaeda terrorist network is now in Hell?

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday, 61 percent of the public says yes, with one in ten saying no and nearly a quarter unsure.

"Not all Americans believe in Hell – a point of view reflected in the relatively large number of 'don't know' responses – and many religions don't include punishment in an afterlife as part of their teachings," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Nonetheless, the six in ten who say bin Laden is in Hell reflects how strongly many Americans feel that bin Laden was an evil figure."

Read the full story on CNN's Political Ticker. 

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: 9/11 • Belief • Osama bin Laden • Politics • United States

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  1. tuvia






    September 7, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  2. Lilly

    Great idea! I don't think I will have to worry about a 'teen' room for a while, luckily I'm still in that fulffy cutesy stage with my daughter! (hehe, I don't think I'm ready for her to have a black curtain rod!) But this sure is a great way to display all the sweet artwork she makes!

    September 7, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  3. Iqbal khan

    check this....


    June 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  4. Eileen

    Let's put it this way, if he's not there, no one is.

    May 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  5. Muneef


    Old Investment was scapegoated for the sake of the new investment that is being created to replace it....!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  6. Keyboard Cowboy

    He did what he did because of constant US intervention and meddling in THEIR politics. The US created this monster and then was surprised when he turned on them. He did exactly what the US trained him to do. Let's let China put a millitary base on US soil and defile our religious sites and see how the US people feel about it.

    May 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
    • Muneef


      May 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  7. Iqbal khan

    On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country.

    We should have asked real questions about the grievances caused throughout the world by our economic and foreign policies, military occupations and wars – but of course we don’t want to go there!

    On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.

    We were also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring those who we decided had committed this vicious attack to justice. We rather too quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda - an organization headed by Osama bin Laden, our ‘freedom fighter’ from the days of the USSR in Afghanistan, and our paid CIA asset, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. And so we went to war against al Qaeda to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies, and all our oil that non-Americans in other countries are living on.

    Yes, Bin Laden denied doing 9/11 but of course he'd say that. How can you believe the words of a man who kills innocent people? We put all the blame on Bin Laden and his band of terrorists so that the real people responsible for 9/11 would be protected. Of course 9/11 was really an “inside job”, but we don’t want people thinking dangerous things like that.

    To read the whole article check the following link.....


    May 9, 2011 at 12:00 am |
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