Most Americans want to help protect our country, but few are willing to serve in the military if they haven’t already.
This insight comes from an Ipsos survey recently commissioned by Booz Allen to measure the American public’s opinion on military service and their perceptions of the barriers to service. We surveyed civilians, veterans, and currently serving service members to get a range of perspectives from people with varying degrees of familiarity with the military.
The survey provides insights from questions rarely asked of Americans, like:
- How would you feel about contributing to the defense of your country?
- Would you serve in the military and if not, why not?
- What would make you more inclined to serve in the military?
By asking these kinds of questions, we hope to provide valuable discussion points to policymakers and leaders who are charged with sustaining our military for generations to come.