Thirty-two percent (32%) say Venezuela could reasonably be described as a socialist country. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 31% said the same of Cuba and 30% thought that was true of China. Twenty-nine percent (29%) said Russia could be described as a socialist country.
Those who have an unfavorable opinion of Socialism were more likely to see Venezuela as socialist. Those with a positive view of Socialism were more likely to consider China and Russia as socialist (see crosstab results).
Overall, 22% say that’s it’s reasonable to consider of Sweden as socialist and 20% say that’s true of Canada.
An earlier survey, using different question wording, found that 13% believe socialism was a good description of the U.S. political and economic system.
Four percent (4%) believe none of the mentioned countries could be considered socialist. Twenty-five percent (25%) simply were not sure.
Data from a separate survey showed that 45% believe socialist policies are responsible for the Venezuelan crisis. Twelve percent (12%) disagree.
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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted February 23-24, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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