American Perspectives on Veterans

A July–September 2021 American Life Panel Survey About Americans' Support for Veterans' Benefits and Services

by Jessie Coe, Rajeev Ramchand, Carrie M. Farmer, Katherine Grace Carman

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With the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war, there are questions about whether the "sea of goodwill" toward U.S. veterans may be ebbing. Data from the nationally representative RAND American Life Panel collected in July–September 2021 reveal what benefits and services Americans think the U.S. government should provide to veterans and how much they would be willing to pay in taxes to fund this support.

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