Nine in 10 Americans Think Highly of Military Families

May 31, 2024

“Americans view military families more favorably than other U.S. institutions… according to a new Blue Star Families/YouGov survey,” Filip Timotija wrote this week in The Hill.

Here’s how several entities performed in the poll, which surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults in early May:

  • Military Families: 90%
  • S. Military: 83%
  • Police: 73%
  • S. Supreme Court: 55%
  • Presidency: 52%
  • News Media: 45%
  • Congress: 36%

But Many Don’t Pitch In

A large majority of respondents said that the country and individuals should do more to support military families, but only one-third said they’ve personally done something in the past year to help a service member or military family, The Hill reported.

“Military families are America’s most trusted institution,” Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families, said. “But there’s a gap between trust and the support our families need, and that presents a real opportunity for us to speak to Americans to have the backs of the military families in their own communities.”

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mhecaela J. Watts

May 31, 2024

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