Do Millennials Support Socialism Over Capitalism?

Do millennials favor socialism more than capitalism?

According to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 49 percent of millennials (age 18-29) view socialism in a favorable light, compared to 43 percent who view it unfavorably.

Moreover, millennials like the sound of socialism better than capitalism. 46 percent of millennials have positive views of capitalism, and 47 percent have negative views.

This is different from the country's population overall: 60 percent say they have a negative view of socialism, versus 31 percent who say they have a positive view. Young people are the only age group whose support for socialism outweighs that of capitalism.

Weigh in: How do you feel when you hear the words "socialism" and "capitalism" and what explains these poll numbers?

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