MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the poll, conducted by YouGov and Statista, only 3 percent of Germans view capitalism very positively and 13 percent find something positive in the system. At the same time 40 percent of respondents believe that capitalism is a somewhat negative model, while 12 percent consider it as a highly negative phenomenon.
Answering a question on what they understand under capitalism, 60 percent of respondents said it was a system under which rich people are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. According to 41 percent of Germans, under capitalism exploitation of the weak takes place.
The number of Germans believing that capitalism promotes unfair competition is higher than those thinking that it stimulates fair competition, or 21 percent and 12 percent respectively.
The poll was conducted in July with 1,009 respondents taking part.