Socialism and the Federal Government are tied with 38% of all Americans having a positive view of both. Whether that is good or bad, you can decide. Same for political party having a positive view of socialism, 65% of those who affiliate or identify with the Democratic Party has a positive view, only 14% of Republicans do. No mention of independents.
The “debate” between socialism and capitalism is an excellent example of our human communication problem. While I don’t argue with the polling, or it’s impact on politics, I do take the position that it’s crazy!
I’ve worked the subject of what people understand the words socialism and capitalism to mean for decades, and the unwavering response has always been, “I think it means something different from what you think it means!”
This is a great market for doubt to be the product…