PRN: Lord Ashcroft Releases Survey of Armed Forces Personnel
Lord Ashcroft Releases Survey of Armed Forces Personnel
LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Lord Ashcroft has today published the biggest ever independent survey of the British Armed Forces. The research, which includes a poll of over 9,000 serving personnel and focus groups with members of the Army, RAF, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, explores how those in the Forces think they are seen by people in Britain, their experiences of wearing uniform in public, and what problems they experience as a result of their service.
At a time when thousands of Service personnel face redundancy, the study also reveals how they see their career prospects once they leave the Forces.
Though Lord Ashcroft's report is independent, the research was conducted with the permission of General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff, and with organisational help from the Ministry of Defence.
The General has welcomed the report, as has Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
The Armed Forces & Society: The military in Britain through the eyes of Service personnel, employers and the public, explores the relationship between the Forces and wider society, and asks what more could be done to ensure that those who serve in the military are properly recognised. The study also includes research among former Service personnel, the general public, and employers in small and medium-sized businesses. For comparison, research was also conducted among members of the US Armed Services and the American public.
Key findings from the research include:
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To read the full report and for further details of the research, please go to http://www.lordashcroftpolls.com