Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters nationwide favor creating a new branch of the U.S. military known as the Space Force. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 28% oppose creating it, 15% are not sure, and 21% have never heard of the Space Force proposal.
Republicans support the idea by a 48% to 19% margin. Democrats oppose it by a 39% to 29% margin. Independent voters favor creation of a Space Force by a 33% to 25% margin. But, 42% of Independent voters have either never heard of the proposal or are undecided (see crosstab results).
Just 39% of voters are following news about the proposal even somewhat closely. That includes just 12% following it Very Closely.
Sixty-one percent (61%) believe it is likely that enemies of the United State will try to attack U.S. satellites and spacecraft. Ninety-six percent (96%) believe it is important to militarily protect U.S. satellites and spacecraft.
Only 24% believe it is possible to prevent the militarization of space.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) expect other countries to develop their own version of a Space Force.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted March 5-6, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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