By Tyler O’Neil | PJMedia.Com | October 24, 2016
Young Americans are stunningly ignorant of the tragic history of Communism. A new study found that millennials and the youngest generation (Generation Z) are unfamiliar with past Communist leaders, underestimate the number of people killed under Communism, and support the collectivist ideas of Bernie Sanders. Terrifyingly, almost a third of millennials think more people were killed under President George W. Bush than under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
“One of the concerns the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has had since its establishment is that an emerging generation of Americans have little understanding of the collectivist system and its dark history,”declared Marion Smith, executive director of the organization, which sponsored the report on U.S. attitudes toward socialism.
“Unfortunately, this Report, which we intend to release on an annual basis, confirms this worrisome impression,” Smith concluded.
Indeed, the report — compiled by research and data firm YouGov — paints a dark picture of young Americans’ attitudes about collectivism.