The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released a report about U.S. attitudes toward communism -- what the numbers revealed might come as a surprise to you.
“It seems that the majority of America's largest generation [millennials] would prefer to live in a socialist or communist society than in a free enterprise system that respects the rule of law, private property, and limited government. This is even more disconcerting when coupled with the fact that, despite millennials' enthusiasm for socialism and communism, they do not, in fact, know what those terms mean," wrote the foundation in response to the survey's findings.
Here are a few more notable findings from the report:
- 7 in 10 Americans either don't know the definition of communism or misidentify it
- While 57 percent of all Americans have a “very unfavorable" view of communism, that view is shared by just 37 percent of millennials.
- 53 percent of millennials believe America's economic system works against them.
- Nearly half of Generation Z say they would vote for a socialist; 1 in 5 say they would vote for a communist.
- 32 percent of millennials believe more people were killed under George W. Bush than Joseph Stalin.
- Up to 42 percent of millennials are unfamiliar with communist leaders such as Mao, Stalin, and Lenin.
- 75 percent of Americans do not realize the more than 100 million people were killed by communist regimes.
- Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) of all Americans and nearly 6 in 10 (59%) of Generation Z (ages 16-20) falsely believe that more people were killed under Hitler than Stalin
- Of those millennials familiar with Vladimir Lenin, 25% have a favorable view of him.
- Roughly half of millennials (55%) believe communism was and still is a problem – compared with 80% of Baby Boomers and 91% of elderly Americans
- 64% of Americans agreed with the classic Karl Marx statement that underpins Marxist philosophy: “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
On the TV show, Glenn Beck takes a hard look into the horrific details of what happens when communism takes hold of a country, and shows why some of the most evil dictators, like Hitler, were not far-right extremists, as some will argue.
"In the 100 years since the first communist state was established, at least 100 million people have died at the hands of these communist regimes," explained Glenn. He added, "As America finds itself in a world that seems to value basic democratic freedoms less and less, it must become more important than ever to teach our younger generations about the dangers of communism and all the dangers it has brought to every single country, and every single human, where it has been attempted."
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