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Vets, Service Members Say They Worry Less Than Civilians

A man watches the Opening Ceremonies of the 28th National Veterans Golden Age Games.

A man watches the Opening Ceremonies of the 28th National Veterans Golden Age Games. // Veterans Affairs Department

Nonmilitary employed Americans are more likely to report experiencing worry and stress than veterans and active-duty service members, according to a new Gallup poll.

The findings may speak to the amount of worry and stress service members consider normal.

"The military experience is defined by resilience,” said Gallup Senior Consultant David Goldich, a discharged veteran who served two tours in Iraq. “Your fellow troops are counting on you to perform under pressure at all times. Quitting is not an option."

Here are some of the findings:

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