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Mar 6, 2020

Public Opinion Review: Americans' Reactions to the Word 'Socialism'

Americans as a whole tilt more negative than positive when asked about "socialism," although understanding of the term varies widely.
Nov 25, 2019

Socialism as Popular as Capitalism Among Young Adults in U.S.

Young adults' reaction to the term "capitalism" has grown less positive over the past decade, while their view of socialism has remained steady.
Oct 5, 2018

Socialism in the U.S.: Two Competing Perspectives

Gallup recently updated a 1949 question about how Americans define socialism. In this episode, two very different experts offer their opinions on the matter.
May 20, 2019

Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism

While half of Americans view socialism as a bad thing for the country, 43% say it would be a good thing, a much smaller gap than when last measured in 1942.
Oct 4, 2018

The Meaning of "Socialism" to Americans Today

Asked to define socialism, 24% of Americans mention "equality," while 17% say it is government ownership of the means of production.
Nov 18, 2019

U.S. Support for More Government Inches Up, but Not for Socialism

While Americans continue to evaluate socialism negatively, they have become somewhat more open to an expanded role for government in solving the country's problems.
Aug 10, 2018

Gallup Vault: Americans' Views of Socialism, 1949-1965

Gallup included "socialist" as a standard option for party ID in early polling. Midcentury surveys showed Americans saying U.S. socialism was growing.
Jun 19, 2019

Talking Socialism With a CEO Who Endured Harsh Communist Rule

What does Peter Georgescu think needs to be done to fix capitalism in the U.S.?
Aug 13, 2018

Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than Capitalism

Democrats' positive views of capitalism have dropped significantly, and Democrats now view socialism more positively.
Mar 12, 2021

A New Era of Big Government?

It is not clear if support for the newly enacted stimulus plan represents a lasting shift in Americans' views of big government.
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