[ExI] Opinions on Capitalism vs. Socialism by Nation

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 10:59:38 UTC 2009

2009/4/14 Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>:
> Damien Broderick wrote:
>> Rasmussen Reports
>> Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.
>> The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20%
>> disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not
>> sure which is better.
>> Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33%
>> socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more
>> supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26%
>> for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of
>> those older Americans believe socialism is better.
> Who was it who said: "Anyone who is not a socialist by age 20
> doesn't have a heart, and anyone who is still a socialist by
> age 40 doesn't have a brain." It's quite famous, but I can't
> find who said it.

It's not impossible that the people who answered the survey didn't
understand what the difference between capitalism and socialism was,
given the results of surveys on apparently much easier questions:


Stathis Papaioannou

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