For many millennials, socialism isn’t the “dirty word” it once was

Millennials are living through a massive upheaval in our economy. From the aftereffects of the Great Recession to the displacement of workers due to automation, they’re inheriting conditions vastly differ than previous generations.

So which economic systems do they think will work? How well do they think the government is doing in tackling our country’s economic issues? 

GenForward — an ongoing study that looks at how millennials think about major societal issues, with special attention to race and ethnicity — recently posed questions like these to them.

“The lessening of opportunities, quite often for those who are most vulnerable, have an impact on how these young people think about the economy,” said Cathy Cohen, lead investigator of GenForward and a professor of political science at…

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