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Are Critics of 'American Sniper' Anti-Violence or Anti-Military?

The new film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has been breaking box office records despite criticism from some that it glorifies a killer. Half of Americans have now seen the film or plan to go, while most dismiss the critics as politically motivated.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of American Adults have seen or are planning to see the Clint Eastwood-directed movie about a real-life highly-decorated U.S. serviceman fighting in Iraq. Thirty-two percent (32%) are not planning to see the film, but one-in-five (20%) still haven’t decided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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