Perceptions and views of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans on the challenges and successes of the next greatest generation of veterans.
A collaboration between Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
This report presents the results of the 2022 survey of IAVA members. Based on the responses of 5,174 IAVA members collected in Fall 2021, this study represents the view of one of the largest organizations for post-9/11 veterans on topics related to social issues, post-service career, health and wellbeing, and VA healthcare.
Some of the specific topics surveyed include: political and civic engagement, views of current political issues relevant to veterans including the threat of extremism, women veteran’s issues, transition experiences, post-service employment, GI Bill use in higher education, military sexual assault, mental health and suicide, burn pits and toxic exposures, and experiences with the VA healthcare system.
Political and Civic Engagement
98% of IAVA members are registered to vote.
Plan to vote
83% are planning to vote in the upcoming midterm election.
Transition, Education, and Employment
Only about half of veterans describe their transition as smooth, with more than 3 in 4 reporting some or many transition challenges.