Posted by | October 5, 2011 09:30 | Filed under: Top Stories

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The poll also shows veterans are more likely to be Republicans and are more likely than previous generations to have no religious affiliations.

Nearly 4,500 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and nearly 1,700 in Afghanistan. Combined war costs since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have topped $1 trillion.

The poll results presented by the Pew Research Center portray post-9/11 veterans as proud of their work, scarred by warfare and convinced that the American public has little understanding of the problems that wartime service has created for military members and their families.

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