Military voters are focused on the economy, according to the First Command Financial Behaviors Index. First Command released the latest results from the index on Friday, which show 20% of middle-class military families say presidential candidates who support military benefits, as well as jobs and economic growth, will most likely win their vote.
Civilian voters showed a similar concern about jobs and the economy: 31% ranked it their top priority. Unsurprisingly, few rated military benefits among their concerns.
The survey found 9% of military respondents rated Social Security as a top concern. Health care was a top concern for 7% of respondents, while just 4% rated Medicare premium increases as important.
Nonfinancial concerns among military voters include foreign policy (9%); climate change, gun control or immigration (7%); and education (6%).