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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Contrary to the prevailing stereotype of veterans as having difficulty coping when they re-enter civilian society, a new survey reveals that veterans have greater civic involvement than non-veterans.Veterans are three times as likely as non-veterans to be involved in civic groups, and are more likely to vote, contact public officials and help neighbors than their counterparts who did not serve in the military, according to the study.“It’s important for all of us to provide counterpoints to the misconceptions we have been told for years and years,” said Army veteran Chris Marvin, managing director of nonprofit Got Your Six, which sponsored the study.“We want people to know that we are not a population that requires services. But a population that has services to offer,” Marvin said, reported the Washington Post.The study, conducted in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, shows that communities across the nation have been strengthened by veterans who volunteer, vote, engage in local government, fix problems in their neighborhood and participate in community organizations at a higher rate than their non-veteran counterparts.“One of the most interesting things is that this is the actual hard data for something we have known was true,” Marvin said. “That vets are civic assets and it’s great to have real empirical evidence to back that.”last_img read more