Prefer Capitalism or Socialism? Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism

Rasmussen Poll: Just 53% of Americans Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism...

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.

Well sure, because it is working out so well for Cuba, China and North Korea. Maybe we should go socialist so we can join in their prosperity and freedom.

Investors by a 5-to-1 margin choose capitalism. As for those who do not invest, 40% say capitalism is better while 25% prefer socialism.

There is a partisan gap as well. Republicans - by an 11-to-1 margin - favor capitalism. Democrats are much more closely divided: Just 39% say capitalism is better while 30% prefer socialism. As for those not affiliated with either major political party, 48% say capitalism is best, and 21% opt for socialism.

Well of course. Those who don't invest, because they don't have money, because they don't have jobs, are going to prefer socialism. Hey free hand out, right? While those who work hard for what they have, would like to see the fruits of their labors, would rather have their work ethic spread around, not their wealth, prefer capitalism. Makes perfect sense to me. Unfortunately 47% of the population seems to fall into the aforementioned, rather than the latter.


Chappy said...

Does our country mean nothing to this generation? Our fathers and grandfathers died fighting for us to stay free, both in government and in market. Not even 20 years ago we fought against a socialist superpower who wanted to place the entire world under a global socialist regime. Just over 60 years ago we fought against several mad men who desired world conquest. Was all that for nothing? As I've stated before, what if "progressivm" moves us into areas that we don't want to go? What if we're "progressing" into our enemies? I must say that this is another reason for being a conservative.

Also, it's one thing to regulate an industry under the federal government, and an entirely different thing to HAND OVER OUR MARKET TO A THIRD PARTY WITH NO AUTHORITY FROM THE US GOVERNMENT. IS OBAMA INSANE!!!! OR JUST STUPID!!! I personally think that Obama is stupid, he has no idea what he's doing and has surrounded himself with people who don't comprehend their respective positions. It reminds me of a high schooler who is elected student body president, not president of the united states.

Guest said...

I feel that most of the polls are conducted in places were they find students and folks with time to spend. WHen was the last time a business owner had the time to talk to a person who stopped in W/out setting up a time? Who runs these polls? Lib' college brats who FEEL they are doing something constructive. They THINK it's 1968. I'd also say that as and idea, soc' ism is a fine Consept. But when you apply people it will not work.

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