Moreover, a majority — 53 percent — say they don't know or aren't sure they know anyone at all who served in combat in the war in Iraq. And 87 percent say that they aren't sure or don't know anyone who was wounded in the conflict. By contrast, one percent of respondents say they were wounded, and 12 percent say they know someone who was.
Similarly, 95 percent of respondents say they don't know or aren't sure if they personally knew anyone killed in the conflict. The Department of Defense counts 4,488 casualties as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, with 32,221 wounded in action as part of those efforts.