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Military Women in Combat: What Do Voters Think? - Sneak Preview

Military Women in Combat: What Do Voters Think?

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 2-3, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports
  Total Gender Age Race Party Ideology Income Employment Part of Tea Party Movement Political Class Index (without leaners) Political Class Index Political Class Index (with leaners) Obama Approval Does the United States have the best military in the world? Is the growing role of women in the military services good/bad for the military? Should women in the military be allowed to fight on the front lines and perform all the combat roles that men do? The federal government recently changed its policies to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military services. Is this decision good/bad for the military? Should the military be allowed to offer U.S. citizenship to non-citizens who are willing to serve and do so honorably for at least five years? 
LV's Male Female 18-39 40-64 65+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not sure Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt Co Retired Other Yes No Not sure Mainstream Political Class Other Mainstream Lean Mainstream Neutral Lean Political Class Political Class Mainstream Political Class Other Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Not sure Yes No Not sure Good Bad No impact Not sure Yes No Not sure Good Bad No impact Not sure Yes No Not sure
Is the growing role of women in the military services good/bad for the military? Good 47% 44% 50% 55% 44% 43% 44% 63% 51% 32% 65% 41% 30% 58% 67% 33% 44% 47% 45% 58% 54% 36% 49% 45% 50% 45% 45% 20% 54% 38% 44% 57% 52% 44% 52% 36% 68% 57% 46% 65% 36% 69% 64% 46% 29% 44% 50% 40% 37% 100% 0% 0% 0% 67% 23% 34% 79% 21% 41% 29% 51% 38% 43%
Bad 18% 19% 18% 14% 20% 23% 20% 7% 20% 31% 8% 18% 33% 10% 3% 7% 25% 19% 20% 13% 10% 15% 9% 23% 19% 21% 13% 41% 14% 19% 22% 17% 12% 22% 14% 8% 12% 17% 20% 13% 8% 6% 4% 17% 32% 11% 19% 22% 11% 0% 100% 0% 0% 3% 44% 4% 3% 44% 12% 5% 17% 26% 13%
No impact 27% 29% 26% 20% 32% 27% 30% 25% 16% 31% 21% 31% 30% 26% 24% 32% 27% 31% 25% 24% 29% 35% 32% 22% 26% 27% 35% 35% 25% 31% 27% 18% 28% 27% 32% 36% 12% 18% 28% 14% 36% 21% 21% 30% 34% 0% 26% 31% 29% 0% 0% 100% 0% 26% 27% 38% 16% 27% 40% 27% 25% 34% 28%
Not sure 7% 8% 6% 12% 4% 8% 6% 5% 13% 6% 6% 9% 8% 6% 6% 27% 5% 4% 10% 6% 6% 15% 11% 11% 5% 7% 7% 3% 7% 12% 6% 8% 8% 6% 3% 20% 8% 8% 6% 8% 20% 4% 12% 7% 5% 46% 4% 7% 23% 0% 0% 0% 100% 4% 7% 24% 2% 9% 7% 38% 7% 2% 17%
Survey Demographics
  Total
LV's
Gender Male 49%
Female 51%
  Total
LV's
Age 18-39 30%
40-64 52%
65+ 18%
  Total
LV's
Race White 74%
Black 11%
Other 14%
  Total
LV's
Party Republican 31%
Democrat 37%
Other 32%