Survey: More Millennials Agree with Karl Marx Than the Bible
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Oct 31
The Christian Post reports that the study, conducted by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and including 2,300 participants, found that 64 percent of millennials agree with a statement from Marx that says, “"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need,” while only 53 percent agree with a statement from the Bible that says, “if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
The study found an overall trend that millennials tend to be less critical of Socialism and Communism than older generations.
Eighty percent of Baby Boomers and 91 percent of elderly Americans believe Communism is a problem today, but only 55 percent of millennials believe this is the case.
Additionally, 57 percent of Americans overall said they have an unfavorable view of Communism, but only 37 percent of millennials said the same. Forty-five percent of 16 to 20-year-olds even said they would vote for a Socialist and 21 percent said they would vote for a Communist.
Interestingly, according to the survey, many millennials were not familiar with famous Communist leaders, however.
Forty-two percent said they hadn’t heard of Mao Zedong, 40 percent had not heard of Che Guevara, 18 percent said they were unfamiliar with Joseph Stalin, 33 percent hadn’t heard of Vladimir Lenin, and 18 percent did not know about Vladimir Putin.
"The study found a growing acceptance of Socialist and Marxist viewpoints among a younger generation of Americans who did not grow up during the Cold War," the report from the study said. "When considered alongside the broad support among millennials for Bernie Sanders and his ideals — the poll, for example, found more support for quotes of Sanders than Milton Friedman and the Bible — Socialism has growing support in America."
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Publication date: October 31, 2015