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Published 24 February 2016

Socialism "more popular" than capitalism with people in the U.K.

The international internet-based market research firm YouGov released a poll Wednesday suggesting that British people are more likely to have an unfavorable view of capitalism than of socialism as an ideological concept.

According to the survey, 39 percent view capitalism unfavorably, 33 percent favorably, while 36 percent view socialism favorably and 32 percent view it negatively. The survey also found the only age group to view socialism unfavorably was the over 60s with 46 percent having a negative view of it, compared to 30 percent in favor.

The results are not surprising in the U.K., especially given last year Jeremy Corbyn won support from young people. The information comes as the term "socialism" has returned to use in the United States especially by the younger generation which has had a leading role in the Democratic primaries as most of them support the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist.

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