Despite Obama Endorsed Occupy Protesters, Socialism Looked Upon as Negative by 60% of Americans


Occupy protesters  … THEY ARE THE 31%!!!

According to the Pew Research Center, not even the Barack Obama endorsed Occupy protesters can change the fact that Americans look upon socialism as negative and capitalism positive. Even with all of Obama’s rhetoric and railing against capitalism (VIDEO), he loses the battle.  Socialism was looked upon negative by 60% and favorable by only 31%. Meanwhile, capitalism had a 50% positive rating and a 40% negative one.

The recent Occupy Wall Street protests have focused public attention on what organizers see as the excesses of America’s free market system, but perceptions of capitalism – and even of socialism – have changed little since early 2010 despite the recent tumult.

The American public’s take on capitalism remains mixed, with just slightly more saying they have a positive (50%) than a negative (40%) reaction to the term. That’s largely unchanged from a 52% to 37% balance of opinion in April 2010.

Socialism is a negative for most Americans, but certainly not all. Six-in-ten (60%) say they have a negative reaction to the word; 31% have a positive reaction. Those numbers are little changed from when the question was last asked in April 2010.

As stated at Weasel Zippers, looks like Newsweek was wrong, we are all not socialist now. Imagine that, Newsweek was wrong again.

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    One Response to “Despite Obama Endorsed Occupy Protesters, Socialism Looked Upon as Negative by 60% of Americans”

    1. Tamikosmom on December 30th, 2011 11:58 am

      Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the USA (1981-1989)

      “Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.

      Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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