66% Favor Taking Sexual Assault Cases Away From Military Commanders
Voters agree that sexual assault in the military is a serious problem and approve of legislation just rejected in the Senate that would take jurisdiction over prosecuting those cases away from the military chain of command.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 82% of Likely U.S. Voters consider sexual assault a serious problem in the military today, with 49% who say it is Very Serious. Just 12% consider the problem not very or Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 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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