Are you one of roughly 20 million Americans...

...who thinks communism is morally superior to capitalism and may provide a better way of life? Then join the Communist Party USA.

Don't believe us on these numbers? Here is the latest data (and of course its from Rasmussen so it's biased to the right and the numbers are likely to be conservative):

Communism as an ideological force largely died with the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago, but even with many of its horrors increasingly forgotten, U.S. voters overwhelmingly reject the ideology that contended for world dominance for much of the 20th Century.

Still, 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think communism is morally superior to the U.S. system of politics and economics, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But 77% disagree and say the U.S. system is morally superior. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording,

Communism calls for the elimination of all private property with everything owned in common, and voters even more emphatically reject it as an economic theory. Eighty-seven percent (87%) say, in practical terms, free market economies work better than communist economies. Only four percent (4%) say communist economies work better.

Similarly, 80% of voters say the U.S. system of politics and economics is better for middle class workers than communism is. Ten percent (10%) say communism is a better option, and another 10% are undecided.

Eleven percent of U.S. adults is about 18 million people.

It is worth noting that Rasmussen's pollsters injected their interpretation of the issue into their poll, so that likely also skewed the numbers.

For example, whoever at Rasmussen wrote "Communism as an idelogical force" and "Communism calls for..." did a bang up job of getting it exactly wrong. So check out Learn more. Write to use if you have questions.

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  • It would seem now might be a good time to retain the name "Communist."

    Posted by Owen White, 03/16/2011 4:44pm (8 years ago)

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