Fewer Americans Know Someone Who Joined Military to Secure a Job
Most Americans still consider military service good for young people but know fewer people who have joined the military out of frustration with the job market.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of U.S. Adults now say they know someone who has joined the military because of the bad job market. That’s down from 43% a year ago and 39% in January 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 26-27, 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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