AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Oppose Return To Draft, Wouldn’t Encourage Children To Enlist

June 25, 2005

Source: AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Oppose Return To Draft, Wouldn’t Encourage Children To Enlist

1. If you had a son who was the right age to serve in the military, would you encourage him to enlist in the
military now or would you discourage him from enlisting in the military now?

Encourage…………………………………. 32
Discourage ………………………………… 55
(NOT READ) Neither…………………… 12
Not sure…………………………………… 1

2. If you had a daughter who was the right age to serve in the military, would you encourage her to enlist in the
military now or would you discourage her from enlisting in the military now?

Encourage…………………………………. 22
Discourage ………………………………… 66
(NOT READ) Neither…………………… 11
Not sure…………………………………… 1

3. Do you favor or oppose the reinstatement of the military draft in the United States? (IF FAVOR/OPPOSE,
ASK:) Is that strongly or somewhat?

Strongly favor …………………………….. 11
Somewhat favor …………………………. 15
Somewhat oppose………………………. 23
Strongly oppose …………………………. 47
Not sure…………………………………… 4

Total Favor ……………………………….. 27
Total Oppose ……………………………. 70

4. If the military draft were reinstated, would you favor or oppose drafting women as well as men? (IF
FAVOR/OPPOSE, ASK:) Is that strongly or somewhat?

Strongly favor …………………………….. 21
Somewhat favor …………………………. 21
Somewhat oppose………………………. 15
Strongly oppose …………………………. 40
Not sure…………………………………… 3

Total Favor ……………………………….. 43
Total Oppose ……………………………. 54

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