Saturday, July 09, 2005

Another Perplexing Statistic

From The Gallup Organization:
June 22, 2005
Many Americans Reluctant to Support Their Child Joining Military
Nearly half would suggest a different occupation

by Jeffrey M. Jones
A new Gallup survey finds only a bare majority of Americans saying they would support their child's decision to enter the military if he or she made that choice, while a substantial proportion would suggest their child try a different occupation. This represents a significant decline from 1999, when two-thirds said they would support their child's decision to enter the military. A majority of Americans oppose mandatory military training for young men, and more than 8 in 10 Americans are opposed to re-instituting the draft.
You have to pay to get the full report, which I am not willing to do.  It probably would not answer the question, though: how is it that anyone could support their child's decision to join the military?  Continue reading here.

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