Support for Women in Combat Remains High
Voters overwhelmingly believe women in the military should be eligible for combat duty, but say they must meet the same training standards as male soldiers.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe women in the military should be allowed to fight on the front lines and perform all the combat roles that men do. That’s up from 56% in May 2015 and near the all-time high of 61% in January 2015. Only 27% of voters now oppose women serving in combat roles, while another 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on April 18-19, 2022 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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