MCA Poll Results

The MCA does a lot of polls over the course of each year - some educational, some entertaining and some just ... interesting. Below you will see a recap of all the polls we've done in the last year, with the overall results from our Members and website visitors. (To see results from our polls on Facebook, click here!)

1.  We asked what is the highest rank you or your Marine relative achieved in the Corps

314 total votes

  • 46%     E4-E5
  • 18%     E6-E9
  • 12%     E1-E3
  • 11%     O4-O6
  •   9%     O1-O3
  •   3%     Warrant Officer
  •   2%     General Officer

 

2.  We asked what were/are your favorite utilities in terms of appearance, comfort, and durability

174 total votes

  • 25%    Vietnam Jungle Utes
  • 25%    Herringbone Twill
  • 16%    Marpat
  • 15%    Woodland
  • 10%    Poplins
  •   9%    Sateens

 

3.  We asked how many Marines are in your family

403 total votes

  • 48%    One
  • 28%    Two
  • 13%    Four or more
  • 11%    Three

 

4.  We asked what is a Marine’s most important weapon

840 total votes

  • 75%    The Mind
  • 24%    Rifle
  •   1%    Other

 

5.  We asked what is your favorite brand of expeditionary rations

289 total votes

  • 66%    C-Rats
  • 25%     MREs
  •   6%    LRPs
  •   3%    K-Rats

 

6.  We asked what is the most significant technological innovation of modern warfare

132 total votes

  • 34%     Silicon chip
  • 32%     Airplanes/powered flight
  • 27%    Gunpowder/Explosives
  •   8%    Other

 

7.  We asked what is the best book on the Battle of Fallujah

253 total votes

  • 77%     New Dawn:  The Battle of Fallujah
  • 11%     No True Glory
  •   9%    We Were One
  •   3%    Operation Phantom Fury

 

8.  We asked what is the most useful book on understanding the cultural and military situation in Afghanistan

8 total votes

  • 25%    Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism
  • 25%    Afghan Frontier: At the Crossroads of Conflict
  • 13%    Afghan Guerrilla Warfare
  • 13%    Afghanistan (Tanner)
  • 13%    In the Graveyard of Empires
  • 13%    Soldiers of God

 

9.  We asked have you ever attended an MCA/MCAF event

62 total votes

  • 48%    Interested but haven’t attended any yet
  • 26%    Don’t live close enough, but would like to attend something online
  • 13%    Yes: Dinner
  •   8%    Yes: Book Signing
  •   5%    Yes: Luncheon

 

10.  We asked what do you think of the HBO mini-series, The Pacific

188 total votes

  • 58%    It was great
  • 31%    It was okay
  •   7%    Eh
  •   4%    I did not like it at all

 

11.  We asked which of these books is the “best Marine related book of all time”

263 total votes

  • 27%    With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • 13%    Chesty
  • 11%    Flags of our Fathers
  • 11%    Battle Cry
  • 11%    Fields of Fire
  •   8%    Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950
  •   6%    Marine Rifleman: Forty-three Years in the Corps
  •   6%    A Helmet for My Pillow
  •   5%    One Bullet Away
  •   2%    My Men are My Heroes

 

12.  We asked what was your favorite duty station in the U.S.

187 total votes

  • 24%    Camp Pendleton
  • 16%    Camp Lejeune
  • 15%    Other
  •   9%    Quantico
  •   9%    K-Bay
  •   7%    29 Palms
  •   5%    Cherry Point
  •   4%    MCRD Parris Island
  •   4%    Independent or Recruiting Duty
  •   3%    New River
  •   3%    MCRD San Diego
  •   2%    Miramar

 

13.  We asked which is the Best Marine movie of all time

328 total votes

  • 30%    Full Metal Jacket
  • 21%    Sands of Iwo Jima
  • 13%    The D.I.
  • 10%    Taking Chance
  •   9%    Flags of our Fathers
  •   7%    Heartbreak Ridge
  •   4%    Guadalcanal Diary
  •   3%    Jarhead
  •   2%    Wake Island
  •   1%    Death before Dishonor

 

14.  We asked which MCA website do you visit the most

43 total votes

  • 42%    MCA home page
  • 28%     Leatherneck
  • 23%    Marine Shop
  •   5%    Marine Corps Gazette
  •   2%    MCAF

 

15.  We asked how did you first hear about MCA

175 total votes

  • 37%    Leatherneck Magazine
  • 23%    Boot Camp/ Drill Instructor
  • 11%    Fellow Marine
  •   9%    Other
  •   8%    Internet
  •   5%    Family/Friend
  •   5%    Marine Corps Gazette
  •   2%    Commanding Officer

 

16.  We asked what do you enjoy most about being a MCA member

143 total votes

  • 59%    The ability to stay connected to the Corps
  • 34%    Reading our publication (LN/Gaz)
  •   8%    Member value pricing at the Marine Shop

 

17.  We asked what do you think of our new websites

40 total votes

  • 60%     Love ‘em
  • 25%    Eh They are Okay
  • 15%    Not Impressed

 

18.  We asked how would you best your opinion of NCMI

8 total votes

  • 100%    Dissatisfied

 

19.  We asked what is your favorite region for duty abroad

89 total votes

  • 65%    Far East
  • 24%    Europe
  •   6%    Middle East
  •   4%    Africa
  •   1%    South America

 


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