2013 Women Veteran Survey

The California Women Veteran Survey is a biennial survey that assesses the needs and challenges of women living in the State of California who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Begun in 2009, this survey is administered by the California Research Bureau (CRB) on behalf of and in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

The purpose of the survey is to document and track the status and experiences of California women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and to use those research findings to inform policy discussions. Additionally, the survey is designed to encourage women veterans to connect to services available through CalVet and other state and federal departments and local organizations.

The 2013 survey is now closed. More than 1,000 women veterans took the time to fill out the survey and we thank them for sharing their experiences. CRB, CalVet, and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls have released a series of publications that summarize the results of the survey. These documents can be found here:


Information on the services offered women veterans can be found on CalVet's website:


If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Matthew Buttice, CRB Senior Policy Analyst, at (916) 653-6972 or vetsurvey@library.ca.gov.