Find out how YOU stack up against the rest of America
Do you believe that one man, Lee Harvey Oswald, was responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
71% of the total respondents from the official HISTORY survey believe there are alternative theories to explain what happened. According to four government investigations, Oswald was the sniper who assassinated JFK in Dallas, TX, on November 22, 1963. Did you know that Oswald was hired by the Texas School Book Depository (the building from which he allegedly shot the president) less than a week before the assassination?
Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the fall guy for a larger alternate theory?
The official HISTORY survey results stated that 66% of the total respondents that Lee Harvey Oswald was the fall guy for a larger alternate theory. Oswald himself initiated conspiracy theories when he told the press hours after the assassination, “I don’t know what this is all about. They’ve taken me in just because I’ve been to the Soviet Union. I’m just a patsy!”
Do you think Fidel Castro was behind the JFK assassination?
34% of the total respondents from the official HISTORY survey believe Fidel Castro was behind the JFK assassination. This theory had such backing that the US government thought it worthy to investigate. In 2013, it was revealed that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro actually submitted to questioning by the Warren Commission following the JFK assassination.
Do you believe Oliver Stone’s 1992 film, JFK, is an accurate portrayal of the assassination?
The official HISTORY survey results stated that 61% of the respondents believed Oliver Stone’s 1992 film, JFK, is an accurate portrayal of the assassination. Even before JFK had finished filming, the Washington Post national security correspondent George Lardner showed up on set and wrote a scathing article attacking the movie. After the film’s release, other major media outlets followed suit, many taking offense with the loose interpretation of facts that screenwriter Oliver Stone had taken.
Do you believe the Soviet Union was behind the JFK assassination?
33% of the respondents from the official HISTORY survey believe the Soviet Union was behind the JFK assassination, which likely originates in the fact that Oswald had spent time in the Soviet Union prior to the JFK assassination. “They have found absolutely nothing to connect us with the Communist Party of the United States,” Oswald stated, “In regards to your question about whether I myself am a communist, as I said I do not belong to any other organization.”
Do you believe the American public knows the true facts about the assassination?
13% of the respondents from the official HISTORY survey believe the American public knows the true facts about the assassination. The JFK assassination left a lasting impact on those who lived through it; with “Where were you when you heard the news?” being a popular topic of conversation. The event also served as one of the first examples of breaking news for television broadcasts. According to the Nielsen, within 40 minutes of the first reporting of the assassination, the television audience doubled, by early evening, 70% were at their television sets.