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Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2014. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think the United States is number one in the world militarily, or that it is only one of several leading military powers?"

 
    Number
one
One of
several
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/6-9/14

53 44 1 2  
 

2/7-10/13

50 47 - 3  
 

2/2-5/12

54 45 - 1  
 

1/8-10/10

64 34 - 1  
 

2/1-4/07

60 39 - 1  
 

5/18-21/00

56 41 - 3  
 

5/7-9/99

51 46 1 2  
 

3/29-31/93

63 34 1 2  
             

"There is much discussion as to the amount of money the government in Washington should spend for national defense and military purposes. How do you feel about this? Do you think we are spending too little, about the right amount, or too much?"

 
    Too
little
About
right
Too
much
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/6-9/14

28 32 37 3  
 

2/7-10/13

26 36 35 3  
 

2/2-5/12

24 32 41 3  
 

2/2-5/11

22 35 39 3  
 

2/1-3/10

27 36 34 2  
 

2/9-12/09

24 41 31 4  
 

2/11-14/08

22 30 44 3  
 

2/1-4/07

20 35 43 2  
 

2/6-9/06

25 40 32 3  

 

Quinnipiac University. Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2013. N=1,772 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.3.

             

"Do you think that women who serve in the military and who want to serve in ground units that engage in close combat should be allowed to do that or not?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

75 22 3    
 

2/14-20/12

75 22 3    
             

"Do you think women's presence in combat situations enhances military effectiveness or compromises it?"

 
    Enhances Compromises Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

41 32 12 14  
             

"Do you favor or oppose reinstating the military draft?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

28 65 8    
 

5/04

26 67 7    
             

"If the military draft were reinstated, would you favor or oppose drafting women as well as men?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/30 - 2/4/13

52 42 6    

 

Pew Research Center/Washington Post. Jan. 24-27, 2013. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

             

"Do you support or oppose allowing women in the military to serve in ground units that engage in close combat?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/24-27/13

66 26 8    
             

"Do you think that allowing women to serve in combat roles will be a major change for the U.S. military, or only a minor change?"

 
    Major
change
Minor
change
No change
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/24-27/13

47 47 1 5  
             

"Do you think allowing women to serve in combat roles will make opportunities for women in the military better, worse, or not make much difference?"

 
    Better Worse Not much
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/24-27/13

58 7 30 8  
             

"Do you think allowing women to serve in combat roles will make military effectiveness better, worse, or not make much difference?"

 
    Better Worse Not much
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/24-27/13

29 15 49 6  

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 24, 2013. N=513 adults nationwide. Margin of error 6.

             

"Next, suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against a law that would allow women to serve in combat?"

 
    For Against Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/24/13

74 20 5    

Military continued

 


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