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Just 21% Give Feds Positive Marks for Handling of Veterans Benefits

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

With the federal Department of Veterans Affairs embroiled in controversy, Americans give low marks to the benefits for those who have served in the military and rate the government’s administration of those benefits even worse. Those who have received the benefits themselves or have a family member who has are less critical, however.

Just 30% of American Adults rate the level of government benefits for military veterans as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-six percent (26%) consider the benefits to be poor. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on May 16-17, 2014 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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