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Robert G. Meadow,Ph.D.
Daniel R. Gotoff
Joshua E. Ulibarri
Rick A. Johnson
Robert X. Hillman
To: Vote VetsFrom: Lake Research PartnersRe: Survey Findings
Date: April 6, 2010
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan believe that ending ourdependence on foreign oil is an important step for our nationalsecurity.
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan support a comprehensive cleanenergy and climate bill that invests in clean, renewable energysources in America and that limits carbon pollution.
These veterans believe that such a bill would help create jobs thatwill help vets’ economic prospects after leaving the service, reducethe amount of oil purchased from hostile nations, and cut funding forterrorists from oil producing nations.Summary of Findings:
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
strongly agree that an importantstep for our national security is to end our dependence on foreignoil: 79 percent agree, 61 percent strongly, while only 14 percentdisagree.
Lake Research Partners designed and administered this survey, which was conducted byphone using professional interviewers. The survey reached a total of 510 veterans of OperationIraqi Freedom (Iraq) and/or Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The survey wasconducted February 8-23, 2010. Telephone numbers for the sample were generated randomlyfrom a military sample and a radius sample drawn from military bases in the United States. Datain the sample was weighted slightly by age, race, branch, party ID, completed service, andregion to reflect the attributes of this universe. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 4.4percentage points.