For the first time in Gallup's measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism


For the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism. Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year – lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism than about socialism, with little sustained change in their views of either since 2010.

Americans aged 18 to 29 are as positive about socialism (51%) as they are about capitalism (45%). This represents a 12-point decline in young adults’ positive views of capitalism in just the past two years and a marked shift since 2010, when 68% viewed it positively. Meanwhile, young people’s views of socialism have fluctuated somewhat from year to year, but the 51% with a positive view today is the same as in 2010.

Older Americans have been consistently more positive about capitalism than socialism. For those 50 and older, twice as many currently have a positive view of capitalism as of socialism.


A majority of Americans have retained a positive view of capitalism over the past eight years, but this year’s 56% positive rating is by four points the lowest recorded since 2010. This modest drop in positive attitudes toward capitalism was driven, as reviewed above, by the less positive attitudes among Democrats.


And that is not something worth celebrating.










lol really? “When the World Bank ranks countries on ease of doing business, based on criteria such as starting a company, dealing with construction permits, getting credit, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, or paying taxes, the Nordic countries consistently rank among the most business-friendly nations in the world. In fact, on those criteria, American entrepreneurs would be better off in Denmark, which scored higher than the US in the 2015 ranking.”

Finnish journalist Anu Partanen is the author of the newly released, “The Nordic Theory of Everything - In Search Of A Better Life,” which compares life in Nordic nations (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway) to the US. Love brought Partanen to the United States 8 years ago. As s a freelance journalist in the States, Partanen is self-employed. “I know the American tax code well now and it’s not easy to navigate,” she jokes.


You haven’t yet spotted the fatal flaw in your delusions. :rofl::rofl::rofl: The Nordics are not Socialist


sigh, would you like to pay 50% tax rates? admit your being dishonest The common thread to these mistaken conclusions, aside from the desire to deny that there are leftist success stories in the world, is the apparent belief that the only extraordinary part of Nordic economies are the welfare states. Except for their generous social benefits, everything else is properly capitalist and even more capitalist than the United States. Or so the argument goes.



If life is so good in Canada, Sweden, China, South Africa, and better yet socialist Venezuela, why are you still here?


I don’t work to support you or anyone else, I work to provide for me and my family, I take responsibility for them. You, nor anyone else is entitled to the results of my hard work


You still don’t get it. There is a vast difference between social policies and Socialism. The Nordics are not Socialist states and never have been


typical selfish american we are all in this together if your christian you have to


What makes you entitled to the rewards of my hard work? Please do explain


Please provide a receipt of you donating 50% of your income to a charitable cause, and then you can call other Americans “selfish”. Please go ahead and show by example and vote with your wallet. But something tells me that youre probably a recipient rather than a donor.

Oh wait, in most Nordic “paradise”, the government conveniently does that for you through taxation. Please move there. Vote with your feet.

Not with your mouth.


It is amazing how these Socialist loving Lefty Libtards are sooo generous with other peoples money


yeah look at this hippy