How America's view of socialism has shifted

To younger generations, the concept doesn't seem so bad

Updated: July 6, 2020 - 4:13pm

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How Americans feel about socialism depends on your age and your feeling of three founding ideals of U.S. society: freedom equality and self governance.

For the younger generation, it’s less about political entities controlling the economy and more about ensuring everyone has the same rights and access to resources as everyone else.

According to a Scott Rasmussen, between 35-40% of Americans have a favorable opinion of socialism. For the older generations around during the Cold War, this is a problem. But for the younger generations who have applied a slightly different definition to the word, it may be a good thing. 

Scott Rasmussen explores the nuances in his new Number of the Day podcast. 

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