2019 Military
Spouse & Families Survey

MAM 16


To help celebrate Military Appreciation Month in May, we teamed up with Military Spouse Magazine, to examine a variety of issues affecting military families. This year we surveyed approximately 250 active-duty military spouses, families, and service members asking basic questions about financial concerns, relationship issues and everything in between. The results offer some valuable insights into the issues military families deal with on a daily basis. Comparing the results to surveys we conducted in previous years gives us a unique opportunity to monitor trends over time.

Check out the full results of our survey below, and click here to view our infographic.

Q1. As a military family and/or spouse, how concerned are you about each item below? (Answeron a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most concerned)


Q2. What is the primary reason you experience relationship challenges in your family?


Q3. Do you expect the service member in your family to re-enlist after his/her current Enlistment is complete?


Q4. Does the spouse (NOT the service member) in your household work outside the home?


Q5. If the spouse in your household does not work outside the home, what are the reasons?(Please select all that apply)


Q6. How well-prepared is your family to meet a financial emergency?


Q7. Compared to one year ago, how much money are you and your family spending now?


Q8. Compared to one year ago, how much money are you and your family saving now?


Q9. Compared to one year ago, does your household now carry MORE, LESS, or about the SAME amount of credit card debt from month to month?


Q10. What range of credit card debt do you currently have?


Q11. Do you feel the current political and policy environment (e.g. defense spending, geo-politicalissues, etc.) is more or less favorable for military families than it was one year ago?


Q12. How long have you been married?


Q13. How many children do you have under the age of 18?


Q14. What is the current military rank of the service member in your household?


Q15. In what branch of service does the service member in your household serve?


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