Washington Post/Pew Research Center Poll: 66% of Americans Support Allowing Women in Combat Roles

by Colonel on January 30, 2013

Copyright 2013 The Washington Post Company

A big majority of Americans support having women fight in combat roles in the U.S. armed services, and more see improved than compromised military effectiveness as a result of the change, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and Pew Research Center.

Last week, the Obama administration opened up combat roles to women in the military, and fully 66 percent of all Americans back the idea. Most men and women alike support the idea, as do majorities across party lines.

Most of those in military households — including veterans themselves — see the policy shift as a “major change,” and they too are largely supportive of the move.

” — Jon Cohen and Scott Clement, Copyright 2013 The Washington Post Company

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