A recent Gallup poll got considerable news coverage and some screaming headlines by revealing that “Four-out-of 10 Americans embrace some form of socialism.” It is understandable that such a finding would prove intensely interesting in a political climate which finds Democratic socialism both in style and intriguing among many young voters. But without further ado, let us consider the deeper numbers on Gallup’s significant survey — and here they are, taken from the pollster’s complete responses and trends:
Among all Americans, 51% said socialism was a “bad thing” for America. The poll found that 84% of Republicans and 78% of conservatives agreed with that. Among Democrats, 25% said the ideology was a negative factor, along with 14% of liberals. Among independents, 48% said socialism was a negative, as did 47% of moderates.
Let’s keep going: 56% of men and 47% of women agreed that socialism was a “bad thing.” So did 59% percent of whites, 35% of “non-whites”; 37% of those ages 18-34 years, 52% of those 35-54 and 60% of those over age 55 also frowned on socialism. Gallup also found that 50% of college grads frowned on socialism, as did 59% of those with some college and 46% of those with a high school diploma, or less.
Lots of numbers. Interesting variances. But wait, there’s more.
Gallup also found that 57% of Americans predict that most of the nations of the world will be Democratic 50 years from now _ a belief shared by 56% of Republicans, 52% of independents sand 67% of Democrats. Another 29% felt that the future nations would be socialist; 30% of Republicans, 32% of independents and 23% of Democrats agreed. Also of note: 6% said the nations would be communist; 5% of Republicans, 8% of independents and 3% of Democrats agreed. president, sometimes with graphic or violent language. The researchers found 19 suspicious Instagram accounts that took the lead in promoting anti-Trump content.” Ghost Data also tracked the damage. “In total, the posts from the accounts generated have more than 35.2 million interactions, with 3.9 million of those interactions occurring in the last two months. The study concluded that the anti-Trump Instagram campaign has ramped up over the past several months, with the network’s activities swelling ‘dramatically’ since April.”
A wide-ranging Gallup poll finds Republicans and conservatives are in the lead when it comes to disapproval of socialism in America.