Fifty percent (50%) of women think the growing role of women in the armed forces is good for the military, and 44% of men agree.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of men and 53% of women believe women in the military should be allowed to fight on the front lines and perform all the combat roles that men do.
Voters under 40 are much more supportive than their elders of allowing women to perform the same combat roles as men do.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of Democrats and 55% of voters not affiliated with either major political party support allowing women to fight on the front lines and perform all the same combat roles as men. Fifty-two percent (52%) of Republicans oppose allowing women to perform full combat roles.
Blacks are more likely than whites and other minority voters to believe the growing role of women in the armed services is good for the military.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Military Women in Combat: What Do Voters Think?
Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced it will open up military combat roles to women by 2016, but there are still strongly differing opinions when it comes to what America thinks about women in the military and their increased fighting role.