September 8, 2011
9/8: Slim Majority Plans to Visit 9/11 Memorial
The National September 11th Memorial will open to the public on September 12th. Do New York City residents plan to visit the memorial shortly after it opens? A slim majority — 51% — says it is either very likely or likely that they will visit the memorial in the next six months. This includes 26% who think it is very likely and 25% who report it is likely they will make a trip to the site of the World Trade Center. However, 50% think it is not likely they will visit the memorial.
Federal Gov Should Pay 9/11 Museum Upkeep, Says Half … Most View Fee as Too Much
When the National September 11th Museum opens its doors next year, who should pay for maintaining it? 50% of New York City adults believe the cost for its upkeep should be paid mostly by the federal government. 43% disagree and say people who visit the museum should foot the bill. Seven percent are unsure.
- There are generational differences. 57% of Millennials and 52% of New York City residents in Gen X say the cost of maintaining the museum should be up to the government while 47% of Baby Boomers and 46% of those in the Silent-Greatest Generation agree.
Eight in ten residents citywide — 80% — say an admission fee of $25 is too much to maintain the museum’s upkeep. 19% report the amount is about right while only 1% says the charge is too little.
- Most Manhattan residents — 86% — and 82% of those in Brooklyn think $25 is too much to charge visitors to the museum. 79% of those in Queens and Staten Island and 73% of Bronx residents say the same.
- By generation, Millennials — 75% — think $25 is too high of an admission fee. This compares with 83% of Baby Boomers, 81% of those in Gen X, and 80% of the Silent-Greatest Generation.