Chart of the day

Posted: 26 October 2015 in Uncategorized
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Back in May, the pollster YouGov surveyed Americans about their thoughts on socialism and capitalism.

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This month, after the Democratic debate, YouGov decided to poll the same question.

One thing to notice is that Democrats now have a more positive view of socialism—by double digits.

The question is: who are these 9-11 percent of Republicans who have a favorable opinion of socialism? I can’t say I’ve met any of them.

Update

YouGov also asked people the Anderson Cooper question: do you consider yourself a capitalist or socialist?

Capitalists outnumber socialists by three-to-one (30% to 9%) overall, but the majority say neither (46%) or “Not sure” (15%). Most independents and most Democrats are in neither the “socialist” nor the “capitalist” camp (though 21% identify as socialists, versus 14% as capitalists). Most Republicans (57%), however, call themselves capitalists.

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