Survey: Half of Young Folks Want Socialism


Is this accurate? I don’t know. I do know Hilldawg won the popular vote and that Bernie really won the primary. There is going to be a play made, it has already begun.

Socialism isn’t a dirty word, as far as young Americans are concerned, according to a new survey.

Half (49.6 percent) of Millennials and Generation Z said they would prefer living in a socialist country, compared to 37.2 percent of all U.S. adults who feel the same way.

Nearly three-quarters (73.2 percent) of people age 38 and younger believe the government should provide universal health care, according to a Harris Poll of 2,035 adults conducted for Axios.

By comparison, 66.7 percent of all American adults want universal health care.

A majority (67.1 percent) of young people also want the government to provide tuition-free college, while just 56.2 percent of all U.S. adults feel that way.

Young people were also more likely to support abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (43.1 percent compared to 29.7 percent of all Americans).

Millennials and Generation Z were less likely than all U.S. adults to believe that the government should allow private insurance (78.9 percent compared to 86.5 percent).

The survey, conducted in February, suggests that the ideology of Democratic Socialism – touted by newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders – is gaining traction among the up-and-coming generations.

The political ideology has long carried a negative stigma in America, once calling to mind bread line rations and totalitarian rule in the Cold War-era Soviet Union.

The shift in attitudes is expected to come into play in the 2020 presidential election, with the 18-38 set accounting for 37 percent of the electorate next year.

Donald Trump has already sought to rally his base against the Democratic Socialist movement, telling young activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month: ‘If these socialist progressives had their way, they would put our Constitution through the paper shredder in a heartbeat.’

However, Democrats have responded by pointing out that policies that previously drew objections based on their socialist roots history have since become widely-accepted American institutions, including, Medicare and Social Security.

Overall, the issues that Millennials care the most about are health care, climate change and gun violence, according to Axios.

Meanwhile, Generation Z cares most about mass shootings, racial equality and immigration policy.

Generation X, the population age 39-53, cares most about access to health care, terrorism and national security and national debt. Those priorities are shared by Baby Boomers and older generations.

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7 Responses to Survey: Half of Young Folks Want Socialism

  1. If you take into account that the Democrats flooded the vote with four million fraudulent ballots, it means that Trump actually won the popular vote by three million strong according to the national voter registry.

  2. Ned2 says:

    It takes people a long time to wake up. Most never will along as they are fat and happy.

    I grew up in a Western European Socialist country (but I repeat myself) and moved here in the early 80’s, and have seen the transformation first hand with my own eyes. We are now a socialist country; have been since the early 90’s.
    Full blown communism will come to the USA. Act accordingly.

  3. Daniel Salmon says:

    Do millennials ever get tired of intelligently Effing themselves over?

  4. Jim Wiseman says:

    That’s all the statists really want. They don’t care what the old dogs like myself do, they don’t care if I vote, they don’t care if I keep my guns or how many I have. They want the younger ones. The old ones will just die out.

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