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67% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military

Survey of 1,000 Adults

May 28-29, 2005 

U.S. Military

Favorable 67%
Unfavorable 16%



May 31, 2005--Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 16% have an unfavorable opinion.

A separate release showed that 49% of Americans say they will do something special to "celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who have given their life for our country."

Support is especially high among those with a close friend or relative who gave their life while serving in the military. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of those who have suffered such a loss have a favorable opinion of our nation's armed forces. Just 11% have an unfavorable view.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of men have a favorable opinion of the military along with 59% of women.

Favorable opinions are held by 79% of Republicans, 60% of Democrats and 58% of those not affiliated with either major party.

Generationally, favorable opinions of the military were lowest among those under 30 (61%) and highest among those 30-39 (72%).

Investors (70% favorable) have a slightly more positive view than non-Investors (64%).

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This survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports May 28-29, 2005.  The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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