45% Have Close Friend or Relative Who Died Serving Country
Sunday, May 27, 2012
As Americans this Memorial Day weekend remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, many adults nationwide will be remembering someone they knew personally. A sizable number also personally know someone who is currently serving in Afghanistan.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 45% have a close friend or relative who has given his or her life while serving in the military. Forty percent (40%) have close friends or relatives currently serving in Afghanistan. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 23-24, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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