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Friday, August 21, 2015

What America Thinks: Women on the Front Lines

The role of women in the military remains a divisive issue. As recently as May, fewer voters than ever (44%) thought their growing role in the armed forces was good for the armed services. Eighteen percent (18%), more than ever, thought it was bad for the military.

Yet more than half still favor allowing women to fight on the front lines and perform all the combat roles that men do. For the first time in history, two women are set to graduate from the Army’s Ranger school, though they’re still not allowed to apply to the 75th Ranger Regiment. We’ll have new numbers about the role of women in combat special operations next week, so stay tuned.