Public Perceptions Symposium - 3 October 2013
The British public are sceptical about the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan but highly supportive of the UK Armed Forces, a seminar held by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) was told today.
Opened by the Rt. Hon. Mark Francois, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, and attended by Lord Michael Ashcroft, author and political commentator Frederick Forsyth and military leaders, the research also found that the public believe military service to have an impact on the mental health outcomes of current and former members of the Armed Forces.
The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), was conducted by KCMHR in collaboration with the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research (ACTR) and NatCen Social Research as part of the 2011 British Social Attitudes (BSA) Survey.
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