Poll: Majority say government, citizens do too little to honor fallen military

A majority of voters say the U.S. government and American citizens do too little to honor fallen military, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-four percent of registered voters in the May 30-June 1 survey said the government does too little to honor those who have died serving in the U.S. Military while 56 percent said they same about American citizens.

Roughly 33 percent said the government and Americans do just enough while 13 percent said the government does too much and 10 percent of respondents said the same of Americans. 

Sixty-nine percent of Republican voters said both the government and Americans do too little to honor fallen military while a plurality of Democrats agreed.

"In almost every year of our country’s 245-year history, military service members have died while performing military service. Since 2001, over 7,000 service members have given their lives in support of military operations in other countries in a tremendous show of sacrifice to the nation by a volunteer force," Cory Brown, SVP Head of Custom Research at HarrisX, told Hill.TV.

"Voters recognize the magnitude of that ultimate sacrifice and a majority of them think both the US Government and most Americans do too little to honor those who have died while serving in the US Military, " Brown added.

The survey comes on the heels of the Memorial Day holiday in which the country commemorated those who have died while serving in the military.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,893 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.25 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte