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What Do Americans Think of Socialist Policies?

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  1. XCALIDEM

    XCALIDEM Well-Known Member

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    What Do Americans Think of Socialist Policies?
    Survey Dates: August 4, 2008 to August 9, 2008
    Sample Size: 856 Adult Americans

    Agree or disagree: I am willing to pay higher taxes in order to support more social programs?
    Choices--> Agree Disagree
    All Respondents 23% 55%
    Democrats 36% 36%
    Republicans 8% 76%
    Independents 24% 53%
    Obama Supporters 42% 31%
    McCain Supporters 9% 75%

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    Agree or disagree: I believe the government should control or own key industries such as healthcare and energy?
    Choices--> Agree Disagree
    All Respondents 26% 50%
    Democrats 39% 30%
    Republicans 15% 68%
    Independents 23% 54%
    Obama Supporters 40% 32%
    McCain Supporters 12% 71%

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    Agree or disagree: The U.S. is evolving into a socialist state?
    Choices--> Agree Disagree
    All Respondents 25% 42%
    Democrats 20% 46%
    Republicans 35% 39%
    Independents 23% 39%
    Obama Supporters 16% 51%
    McCain Supporters 35% 36%

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    Agree or disagree: I believe it is the government's role to redistribute wealth and income?
    Choices--> Agree Disagree
    All Respondents 22% 62%
    Democrats 29% 50%
    Republicans 14% 80%
    Independents 22% 60%
    Obama Supporters 28% 52%
    McCain Supporters 14% 79%

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    How much you favor the following economic systems?

    An economic system that emphasizes private property and free markets?
    Choices--> Favor Don’t
    All Respondents 64% 10%
    Democrats 53% 13%
    Republicans 75% 7%
    Independents 65% 10%
    Obama Supporters 59% 11%
    McCain Supporters 74% 9%

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    How much you favor the following economic systems?

    An economic system that emphasizes government control or ownership of industries and the economy?
    Choices--> Favor Don’t
    All Respondents 10% 70%
    Democrats 17% 57%
    Republicans 4% 81%
    Independents 7% 71%
    Obama Supporters 15% 59%
    McCain Supporters 6% 82%

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    How much do you believe Barack Obama favors the following economic systems?

    How about: An economic system that emphasizes private property and free markets? Would you say… Choices--> Favor Don’t
    All Respondents 30% 30%
    Democrats 47% 13%
    Republicans 15% 49%
    Independents 27% 30%
    Obama Supporters 55% 6%
    McCain Supporters 10% 55%

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    How much do you believe Barack Obama favors the following economic systems?

    How about: An economic system that emphasizes government control or ownership of industries and the economy? Would you say… Choices--> Favor Don’t
    All Respondents 31% 27%
    Democrats 23% 35%
    Republicans 50% 20%
    Independents 24% 26%
    Obama Supporters 22% 39%
    McCain Supporters 51% 18%

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    How much do you believe John McCain favors the following economic systems?

    An economic system that emphasizes private property and free markets?
    Choices--> Favor Don’t
    All Respondents 55% 15%
    Democrats 52% 23%
    Republicans 66% 7%
    Independents 52% 15%
    Obama Supporters 56% 23%
    McCain Supporters 70% 4%

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    How much do you believe John McCain favors the following economic systems?

    An economic system that emphasizes government control or ownership of industries and the economy?
    Choices--> Favor Don’t
    All Respondents 18% 46%
    Democrats 24% 43%
    Republicans 12% 57%
    Independents 17% 43%
    Obama Supporters 22% 48%
    McCain Supporters 12% 58%

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    Do you have a source?

    Can I post that on another forum?

    Thank you.
     
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