53% Still Favor Full Combat Role for Military Women
The U.S. Marine Corps postponed one of its fitness requirements for women scheduled to go into effect on January 1 because more than half of women could not complete a minimum of three pull-ups. But more than half of voters still believe women should be allowed to perform the same combat roles as men do.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the growing role of women in the armed services is good for the military. Only 17% think the growing role of women is bad for the military, while 28% say it has no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on February 2-3, 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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