Holocaust One of “Most Important Events of Century”

(November 17, 1999


 The Gallup Organization took a poll asking people to choose the most important event of the century. World War II was the pick of 71% of the respondents, followed by women gaining the right to vote and the bombing of Hiroshima, which each were the choice of 66% of the adults. The Holocaust finished fourth with 65%.

 

World War II 71%
Women Gaining Right to Vote 66%
Bombing of Hiroshima 66%
The Holocaust 65%
Civil Rights Act 58%
World War I 53%
Man on the Moon 50%
JFK Assassination 50%
Fall of Berlin Wall 48%
U.S. Depression 48%

Source: Gallup