Nearly half of millennials would be down with a socialist government, cool?

We are so doomed.

Want proof? How about the fact that almost half – 45 percent – of people between the ages of 16 and 20 years old told pollsters they would vote for a socialist?

And one in five would even vote for an outright communist!

The report, called “Generation Perceptions: Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes towards Socialism,” surveyed 2,300 respondents to gauge their perceptions of socialist and Marxist history and viewpoints.

Considering the fact that younger generations expressed greater support for statements made by Bernie Sanders than quotes from economist Milton Friedman or even the Bible, the survey results reflected why so many young people supported the Vermont senator during the Democratic primary election.

In fact, less than half of young Americans even viewed capitalism favorably, with three out of four favoring policies put forth by the socialist Democratic candidate.

According to Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation executive director Marion Smith, the study confirms the organization’s fears that “an emerging generation of Americans have little understanding of the collectivist system and its dark history.”

Some striking statistics to proof Smith’s statement – One in four Americans, and one in three millennials, believe more people were killed under President George W. Bush than under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, arguably the greatest mass murderer in world history.

And almost one in five millennials didn’t even know who Joseph Stalin was!

As to the number of people murdered under communist regimes, most Americans severely underestimate the actual figures of more than 100 million people.

According to Smith, “This report clearly reveals a need for educating our youth on the dangerous implications of socialist ideals.”

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Scott Morefield

Scott Morefield

Scott Morefield is a news and opinion columnist for BizPac Review. In addition to his work on BPR, Scott's commentary can also be found on Townhall, TheBlaze, The Hill, WND, Breitbart, National Review, The Federalist, and many other sites, including A Morefield Life, where he and his wife, Kim, share their marriage and parenting journey.
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