SOURCE: RallyPoint Networks, Inc.

RallyPoint Networks, Inc.

November 11, 2015 08:00 ET

Service Members and Veterans Believe the Transition to Civilian Life to Be a Greater Challenge Than Securing Civilian Employment or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - November 11, 2015) - RallyPoint and Rasmussen Reports teamed up to conduct a survey of 1,473 military adults between October 25, 2015 and November 2, 2015. A strong plurality in the survey, 38%, responded that transitioning to civilian life poses the most significant challenge to outgoing veterans.

Through RallyPoint, service members and veterans were asked which of the following was the most significant challenge facing transitioning veterans today:

  • Transitioning to civilian life -- 38%
  • Finding civilian employment -- 24%
  • Health care -- 13%
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- 9%
  • Personal finances -- 9%
  • Not sure -- 6%

Within the active military, officers and enlisted service members agreed across the board on the order of challenges this Veterans Day.

Conversely, respondents who identified as Hispanic believe that transitioning to civilian life is a secondary challenge, with twenty six percent (26%) of respondents selecting it as the 'most significant' challenge. Forty two percent (42%) believe finding civilian employment is the most significant challenge.

About RallyPoint

RallyPoint is the only online military community dedicated to helping service members and veterans achieve success in their lives and careers. Founded by former Special Forces officer Yinon Weiss and Army Captain Aaron Kletzing, it is the premier military network run by veterans in the USA. Visit https://www.RallyPoint.com to learn more.

About Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen Reports, LLC is an independent electronic media company specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information. The company's Web site, RasmussenReports.com, provides daily, independent polling statistics in the fields of politics, business and lifestyle, and has become a trusted information resource for the print, broadcast and online news outlets across the country and around the world. If it's in the news, it's in our polls.