A new survey has found that the vast majority of Americans and employers see veterans as "heroes," but do not see them as "assets" within the community. This viewpoint can keep veterans from the jobs they want. The online survey of more than 2,000 veterans and non-veterans found that 84% of employers and 75% of civilians see veterans as heroes. But only 26% of employers and 22% of civilians think veterans are "strategic assets" in their communities. The numbers were almost identical to findings by Pew Research in 2011, when the same questions were asked. Survey results were released as part of a joint effort by Edelman; Give an Hour, a non-profit organization that provides counseling to troops and veterans, and the George W. Bush Institute.
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