9/11 was over a decade ago and veterans from the wars have something to say. Here’s the deal: the Pew Research Center wanted to figure out how post-9/11 has impacted lives by surveying a total of 1,853 veterans, (including 712 who served in the military after the attacks of September 11, 2001), and the general public (2,003 adults).
•The majority (96%) of veterans of the post-9/11 era are proud of their military service.
•More than 4 in 10 veterans have reported difficulties readjusting to civilian life.
•37% of veterans have suffered from some sort of post-traumatic stress.
•Of those who had emotionally traumatic or distressing experiences, 3 in 4 say they are still reliving them in the form of flashbacks or nightmares.
•Only 1/3 of post-9/11 veterans say that, given the costs and benefits to the U.S., the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have both been worth fighting.
•On the flip side: 1/3 of post-9/11 veterans say that the wars were not worth fighting for. Continue reading “New Pew Study Talks War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era”