70% of women support combat roles



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70% of women support combat roles


Sparrow and Inbody 5 (Bartholomew H. Sparrow, Capt. Donald S. Inbody, USN, Prepared for Presentation at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., September 1, 2005, “Supporting Our Troops? U.S. Civil-Military Relations in the Twenty-first Century” http://buffalograssmusic.com/research/pdf%20papers/apsa.pdf //nimo)

The military and civilian populations also differ on the role of women in ¶ combat: 70% of female officers and 59% of civilian women favor increasing ¶ combat roles for women, whereas only 30% of male officers and just under half ¶ of civilian men (49%) favor women in combat. Still, military officers of both ¶ sexes are, as a class, “more supportive of gender equality in the services than are ¶ mass civilians, up to but not including women in combat” (Davis, 2001, 116).






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