Nearly a quarter of American service members say they have seen instances of white nationalism from other service members, according to a new poll.
Additionally, about 42 percent of nonwhite troops say they have personally experienced cases of white nationalism in the military, in comparison to 18 percent of their white counterparts, a Military Times poll revealed.
Troops also view white naitonalism as a threat to national security: 30 percent of troops categorized it as a significant danger, but 27 percent said it was a greater threat than Syria.
Troops were polled approximately one month after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va. During the violence that occurred there, counter-protester Heather Heyer was run over by a neo-Nazi who now faces charges for driving through a crowd.Additionally, President Trump faced criticism for his remarks responding to the violence when he said violence existed on "both sides."
The poll was conducted online from Sept. 7 to Sept. 25. All 1,121 responses from active-duty troops were voluntary and confidential.