Fact sheet ‘Public Opinion on Veterans’ in the Netherlands


Since 2000, the Veterans’ Institute has had an annual survey conducted into public opinion on veterans and topics related to veterans, where some of the same questions recur every year. This enables us to identify trends in Dutch public opinion in the longer term.


In the last ten years, various assertions relating to veterans’ policy or parts of it have also been presented to opinion poll respondents. The results show, among other things, that there is constant and broad support among society of about 75% for the veterans’ policy, optimum after-care, public expressions of appreciation for veterans and the annual organising of the Netherlands Veterans’ Day.

Full Reference

Veteraneninstituut, 2014. Public Opinion on Veterans. Fact sheet.