Friday, August 17, 2018

Democrats and Millenials Prefer “Socialism” over “Capitalism.” Why?

Hint: They’re not exactly sprinting to the left.

A recent Gallup poll has been turning the Internet into a tizzy: not only to a majority of 18–29 year olds have a more positive view about socialism than capitalism (51 vs 45%) but so too do Democrats writ large (57 vs 47%). Cue the reactions from the left and right, which I’m sure were perfectly level-headed and reasonable.

But while we wait for the inevitable reactions to the reactions to come out, academics and social scientists have been pondering over why this ten-point gap has emerged...

Click here to read the rest over at PoliticsMeansPolitics on Medium.