Younger Americans are more likely to see socialism (49%), rather than capitalism (47%), as more favorable. That overall stat reflects the dissatisfaction with corporate influence, income and wealth inequalities, and apparent corruption. Younger Americans are also more sensitive to student debt, climate change, and the erosion of support services. Older Americans, particularly those who were adults during the Cold War, continue to have negative reactions socialism. Older Americans can see socialism as part of the Soviet failure, because the USSR was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Younger Americans are more likely to see socialism as a success demonstrated by Scandinavian countries. The shifting sentiment will affect more than politics.

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