The poll, conducted by the world's leading online market research company YouGov, was taken January 25 — 27, and surveyed 1000 people. Perhaps surprisingly, 43% of respondents under 30 had a "favorable" view of socialism: 35% said they consider socialism "somewhat favorable," while 8% consider it "very favorable." Less than a third of millennials reported having a favorable view of capitalism, on the other hand.
When it comes to political parties, 34% of Democrats expressed a negative attitude towards socialism, while 44% of Democratic respondents had a favorable view.
Perhaps less surprising: American adults aged 65+ tend to prefer capitalism, with only 23% of that age bracket reporting a favorable view of socialism.
Self-styled "Democratic socialist" Bernie Sanders is enjoying wide support by Democratic voters under 30, many of whom say they're fed up with wealth inequality in the US.