The survey says, “Yes.”
The military continues to enjoy widespread support across the United States, according to a new survey released by Gallup.
an institution, the military holds a 73 percent approval rating,
unchanged from a decade ago. Since 1975 when Gallup first began tracking
such ratings, the military has averaged 67 percent approval.
majority of Americans surveyed expressed “some” confidence in all
institutions but one: Congress. According to Gallup, “Congress has the
ignominious distinction of being the only institution sparking little or
no confidence in a majority of Americans.”
not surprising the military gets high marks,” said Col. Steve
Strobridge, USAF (Ret). “For the past 15 years we've asked one percent
of the population to bear 100 percent of our national wartime
“We've asked military families to send their loved
ones to hostile parts of the world, we've asked them to uproot from
their communities every two to three years, we've asked them to do more
with less, and they continue to answer the call to serve,” said
Confidence in the military is somewhat lower among people under 30 - but still higher than other institutions.