Public confidence in the U.S. armed forces 1975-2019

This statistic shows the levels of confidence that survey respondents in the United States had in the armed forces from 1975 to 2019. In 2019, 73 percent of respondents said they had either a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the military.

Public confidence levels in the United States military from 1975 to 2019

Share of respondents with a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence
201973%
201874%
201772%
201673%
201572%
201474%
201376%
201275%
201178%
201076%
200982%
200871%
200769%
200673%
200574%
200475%
200382%
200279%
200166%
200064%
199968%
199864%
199760%
199666%
199564%
199464%
199368%
199169%
199068%
198963%
198858%
198761%
198663%
198561%
198458%
198353%
198150%
197954%
197757%
197558%
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 1975 to June 2019

Number of respondents

Approximately 1,000 in each poll

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one; great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little?

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