Only 53% of Americans say that Capitalism is better than Socialism.
So that is it, right? As historians we have all failed.
The partisan divide is stark as well. Among Democrats, only 39% say that capitalism is better than socialism. Wow. Republicans favor capitalism by an 11-1 margin.
It is incredible. Only 39% of Democrats favor freedom? Seriously? Freedom? Founding fathers? Revolutionary War? WWII? Cold War? Freedom ring any bells? This is one of those moments (fleeting, hopefully) when I feel like civilization is coming to an end. That is the kind of poll that makes some people want to live in the woods and start subsistence farming.