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NEW POLL: 65% of Left-Leaning People Have a Positive View of Socialism

NEW POLL: 65% of Left-Leaning People Have a Positive View of Socialism

A 2021 poll by Gallup shows that 65% of left-leaning individuals and Democrats favor socialism, compared to 14% for right-leaning individuals and Republicans.

According to the survey, Democrats’ opinion of socialism has gotten slightly more positive, moving from 53% in 2010 and 2012 to over 60% in the past two surveys. Republicans have become somewhat less positive towards socialism than in the initial surveys.

Since 2018, Democrats have rated socialism more positively than capitalism. Before that, they held similar views of the two economic systems.

When asked if they had a positive or negative image of six terms, 97% of Americans had a positive image of small businesses. In contrast, 62% of Americans had a negative impression of the federal government.

This year’s survey did show a modest decline in positive ratings for big business from 52% to 46%, which mirrors declines in confidence in the institution of big business and satisfaction with the size and influence of major corporations.

Republicans’ diminishing view of big business coincides with a period when many Republican leaders and media personalities have publicly criticized large corporations for activism on political and social issues. Many conservative leaders have also spoken out against technology companies like Twitter and Facebook because they believe big social media companies are censoring conservative viewpoints.

The survey data shows the meaning of socialism to Americans has evolved over the last few decades. In the 1950s, Americans viewed socialism as the government’s ownership of the means of production, and today, its meaning is more associated with equality and government services.

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