November 11, 2005--On Veterans Day 2005,
78% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the United States
Military forces. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 10% have
an unfavorable opinion.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Americans
consider Veterans Day one of the nation's most important holidays.
Six percent (6%) say it is one of the least important while 43%
place it somewhere in between.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) will do
something special to commemorate Veterans Day this year. Fifty-three
percent (53%) will not.
Among Veterans, 64% consider this day
one of the nation's most important holidays and 61% will do
something special to commemorate it.
Among those with relatives and close
friends serving in Iraq, 51% will do something special to
commemorate the holiday.
While President Bush has tumbled in the
polls, he still retains support among America's military veterans.
Sixty-percent (60%) of Veterans approve of the way the President is
performing his job, including 30% who Strongly Approve.
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The telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports October
2005. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4
percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. 37% of survey
respondents were Republican, 37% Democrat, and 26% unaffiliated (see Methodology)