logo

Many perspectives, 1 simple etiquette

Poll: Most Americans Are Now Socialist

image
Created: 06 May, 2015
Updated: 15 October, 2022
1 min read

Vox reported recently on a new Gallup poll that says most Americans now prefer to spread wealth throughout our economy by mostly taxing the rich. What's more intriguing is that the change in attitude has increased significantly in the past four or five years. Don't believe me? Look at this graph:

 

gallup poll

See, told you. The study also found that many younger people favored taxing the rich by a much wider margin than older people. So not only does Grandpa not like you smoking pot, he also doesn't like that you are a soft-hearted socialist.

Respondents ages 18 to 34 are supportive of redistributive taxation by a 59-38 margin, while those over 55 are much more skeptical — 47 percent say tax the rich, and 50 percent disagree. - Vox

The shift in attitude comes at a time when wealth and income inequality are central themes for both Republican and Democratic candidates. As many pundits dismiss Bernie Sanders as being too "radical" or "fringe" to win the nomination, much less the White House, this study suggests that Sen. Sanders is in fact on par with a majority of citizens when it comes to wealth distribution.

Check out the full Vox article here.

Read more

fair maps
Gerrymandering Reform: Are We Asking the Wrong Question?
Photo Credit:  ...
01 March, 2024
-
7 min read
joined hands
10 Reasons Why Americans Are Not as Divided as You Think
Photo by on  Party leaders, politicians, and media pundits and talking heads would have US voters b...
28 February, 2024
-
7 min read
people
LetUsVote: New Campaign Launches to End Discrimination Against Independent Voters
Open Primaries, in partnership with Unite America, announced the launch of LetUsVote Wednesday, a nationwide initiative that aims to mobilize and empower independent voters, who make up the largest voting bloc in the US but are treated like second-class voters....
27 February, 2024
-
4 min read
voting
For Good or Bad, Primary Changes May Be Coming to Elections Near You
Photo Credit:  The last couple of years have seen an increase in states looking to change their prim...
26 February, 2024
-
4 min read
voted
The Primary Problem: Only 8% of Voters Elect 83% of Our Representatives
In his latest podcast, former Democratic presidential candidate and Forward Party Co-Founder Andrew ...
26 February, 2024
-
3 min read
Weber
Blame This One on Secretary of State Weber
Eight years ago, there was a competition still in play between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton wh...
26 February, 2024
-
4 min read