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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 14, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorised into yes/no stances.
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* Data estimated by matching users to U.S. Census data block groups via the American Community Survey (2007-2011)
Learn more about Mandatory Military Service
Military service is not required in the U.S. Proponents of required service argue that it isn’t fair that a small percentage of Americans serve in the military to protect the rest of the population. Opponents argue that the requirement is unnecessary because modern warfare is fought less and less with ground troops and more with unmanned technology including drones. See recent mandatory military service news