Don't ask don't tell in numbers

Quinnipiac University released a study concerning America
Recent polls show support for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. (courtesy of

HAMDEN—Quinnipiac University released a study concerning America’s reaction to the repeal of Don’t ask don’t tell.

The facts, taken from the responses of registered voters, came through as follows:

57 percent believe gay troops should serve openly.

66 percent believe the policy is discriminatory.

82 percent believe the military should not discipline gays and lesbians.

65 percent do not believe a repeal of DADT will affect the military’s ability to fight.

“Voters think 2-1 that keeping gays from serving is discrimination,” Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter A. Brown said. “But they are much more mixed on exactly how the transformation of the military will occur and how the Pentagon should adjust to the needs of gay soldiers, sailors and marines”

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