A new report finds that more people, especially millennials are open to the idea of having a socialistic, rather than a capitalistic, form of government.
The freedoms people regularly express, such as the ability to say a preference for a different form of government, would not be available under a socialistic system, but tell that to the 44% who favor the switch.
Daily Mail reports the “deeply worrisome” statistic:
The survey found that among millennials, 42 percent would prefer to live in a capitalist society, while 44 percent said they would rather live in a socialist society.
According to Marion Smith, [YouGov’s] executive director, these trends are ‘deeply worrisome.’
‘Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative,’ Smith said to Market Watch.
YouGov, an international market research and data analytics firm, notes a “possible explanation” is that “53% of Millennials feel the US economy works against them.”
A majority of the participants struggled to accurately identify Communism (69%), Socialism (66%), and Fascism (55%):
Smith noted the poll results could be explained by the “systematic failure of our education system”:
Smith said that this presents a ‘troubling turn’ that ‘highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systematic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik revolution one hundred years ago.’