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Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran's Association: Member Survey, 2013

Published July 1, 2013

Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran's Association (IAVA) conducts a yearly survey to understand the "challenges and opportunities of [veterans'] day-to-day lives" and how the organization can better address their needs.

2013 findings include:

  • 45% of respondents know an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who has attempted suicide
  • 42% of respondents or their dependents are either using or have used their GI Bill benefits
  • 80% of respondents believe that Congress does not listen enough to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
  • 66% of respondents believe that the President does not listen enough to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
  • 62% of female respondents do not have a positive view of the VA's care and treatment of female veterans

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