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Level of support for socialism by party affiliation U.S. 2000-2019

The popularity of socialism in the United States has been increasing among people who identify as Democrats, rising from 50 percent in 2010 to 65 percent in 2019. Over the same time period, support shrunk among Republicans from 19 percent to nine percent.

Share of adults in the United States who have a positive view of socialism from 2010 to 2019, by party affiliation

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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Number of respondents

about 1,500 each poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Poll dates are as follows:
2019: Oct 1 to 13
2018: Jul 30 to Aug 5
2016: May 2 to 4
2012: Nov 18 to 19
2010 Jan 26 to 27
Original question: "Just off the top of your head, would you say you have a positive or negative image of each of the following. How about socialism?"
Values do not include respondents who answered "no opinion".

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