Democrats are more positive about socialism than capitalism, new Gallup poll says

13 Aug 2018

Democrats view socialism more positively than capitalism, according to a new Gallup poll, and it’s mostly because voters on that side of the aisle view capitalism less favorably than they did a couple years ago.

Forty-seven percent of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic now view capitalism positively, down from 56 percent in 2016. Those with a positive view of socialism remained somewhat steady at 57 percent, down a point from 58 percent two years ago.

The organization started asking the question in 2010, two years after the global financial crisis.