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How do veterans feel about leaving Afghanistan?
Afghanistan veterans number about 775 thousand, many with multiple tours of duty. They are angry about the withdrawal, 73\% feel betrayed, and 67\% feel humiliated. Seven in ten veterans believe that “American did not leave Afghanistan with honor,” and 57\% of all Americans agree.
What percentage of Americans know a veteran?
In 2019, 43.92 percent of the male Americans aged 75 years and over were veterans….Percentage of U.S. population who are veterans in 2019, by age and gender.
|18 to 34 years||3.17||0.72|
|35 to 54 years||8.37||1.51|
|55 to 64 years||13.34||1.83|
|65 to 74 years||29.45||1.23|
What percentage of veterans are proud of their military service?
Roughly two-thirds of all veterans (68\%) say, in the first few years after leaving the military, they frequently felt proud of their military service. An additional 22\% say they sometimes felt proud, and 9\% say they seldom or never felt this way.
How has having served in the military helped or hurt you?
Most post-9/11 veterans say having served in the military was an advantage when it came to finding their first post-military job – 35\% say this helped a lot and 26\% say it helped a little. Only about one-in-ten (9\%) say having served in the military hurt their ability to get a job.
How do veterans feel about joining the military?
Pre-9/11 veterans are more likely to say they frequently felt proud of their service than are post-9/11 veterans (70\% vs. 58\%). Most veterans say they would endorse the military as a career choice. Roughly eight-in-ten (79\%) say they would advise a young person close to them to join the military.
Are veterans more disciplined and patriotic than non veterans?
And veterans see themselves as more disciplined (84\%) and patriotic (71\%) than those who have not served in the military. Most Americans agree with this: 67\% of all adults say being disciplined better describes veterans than non-veterans, and 59\% say the same about being patriotic.