Mini Poll: Veterans Affairs


Do you think that the US armed forces are overextended at this time?


Yes:
 82%
No:
 18%

 


Should Veterans Day continue to be a state holiday in Missouri, or would you consider replacing it with another?


Keep Veterans Day a state holiday:
 90%
Replace Veterans Day with a different state holiday:
 1%
Get rid of Veterans Day as a state holiday and don't replace it:
 9%

 


Do you believe that military veterans should be given preference in hiring for federal jobs?


Yes:
 69%
No:
 31%

 


Do you believe that military veterans should be given preference in hiring for jobs in state and local government?


Yes:
 55%
State, but not local:
 7%
Local, but not state:
 1%
No:
 37%

 


In general, how do you rate the health care and other services provided to veterans by the federal Veterans Administration?


Exellent:
 4%
Good:
 27%
Fair:
 34%
Poor:
 17%
I have no idea:
 19%

 


In general, how do you rate the care provided to veterans by the St. Louis VA Medical Center?


Exellent:
 6%
Good:
 23%
Fair:
 22%
Poor:
 7%
I have no idea:
 41%

 


Should empty space in VA hospitals be made available to homeless veterans?


Yes:
 70%
No:
 30%

 


Do you believe that National Guard and Reserve veterans should receive the same type of health coverage as active-duty personnel?



Yes:
 62%
No:
 38%

 


In general, which political party's politicians are more supportive of veterans issues?


Democrats:
 27%
Republicans:
 23%
There is no real difference:
 51%

 


Should the US Census include a question to identify combat veterans?



Yes:
 66%
No:
 34%

 


Should military recruiters be required to inform women recruits prior to enlistment about the current numbers of service members reporting rapes or other sexual offenses?


Yes:
 68%
No:
 33%

 


Do you support repeal of the 1993 federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that bans openly gay members of the military?


Yes, right now:
 67%
Yes, eventually:
 11%
No, not right now:
 9%
No, never:
 14%

 


Would you voluntarily contribute five dollars a year to a fund to refurbish the City's Soldiers Memorial?


Yes:
 74%
No:
 26%

 


Which of the following is the best single American book to read about war?


Red Badge of Courage:
 12%
Killer Angels:
 3%
A Farewell to Arms:
 10%
Catch-22:
 18%
Slaughterhouse-Five:
 6%
War and Rememberance:
 9%
The Thin Red Line:
 4%
The Things They Carried:
 3%
A Rumor of War:
 2%
Dispatches:
 2%
Jarhead:
 1%
I have not read any of them, so I cannot answer:
 30%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.