Tuesday, October 18, 2016
U.S. Millennials Are Ignorant Of Communism
Market Watch: Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism.
Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%.
Furthermore, almost half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 said they would vote for a socialist, while 21% would go so far as to back a communist.
Capitalism, on the other hand, is viewed favorably by 64% of those over the age of 65, compared with only 42% of millennials.
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WNU Editor: The YouGov poll is here. What's my take ... being one who lived in the former Soviet Union .... and whose family knows first hand on what life was like under Communism .... sighhhh .... a depressing poll result.