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Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes


Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder.

Pew Research Center received supplemental funding from A+E Networks’ HISTORY to conduct this survey. The Center retained final editorial control over the questionnaire, the analysis of the survey and the contents of this report. HISTORY retained control over all aspects of any television programs that may feature the survey results.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following Pew Research Center employees:

Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Maeve Duggan, Research Associate Rich Morin, Senior Editor

Elizabeth Mueller Gross, Vice President, Administration & Operations Michael Keegan, Information Graphics Designer Brian Mahl, Communications Coordinator Kyley McGeeney, Senior Methodologist Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Andrew Perrin, Research Assistant Molly Rohal, Communications Manager


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