Fully 72% of Americans say the government does not give enough support to soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, a level unchanged from March 2007, when the problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other military hospitals made major news. In addition, just 29% rate the government's job of providing medical care for the returning troops as excellent or good, while 63% rate it as only fair or poor.

The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.

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