Highly likely, according to a new survey from Pew. From 24/7WallStreet.com:
Young Americans have a more positive view of socialism than capitalism, according to new research from Pew. That puts them in contrast to the balance of adults, the great major of whom view socialism negatively. But younger Americans, those under 29, may have read the headlines about the future of Social Security and other social safety nets and believe these programs will be gone in two decades. That makes the results understandable.
I’m not sure I agree with the analysis – that faltering, bankrupt entitlement schemes have turned young Americans into Little Octoberists. But seeing their paychecks and their futures get looted to pay for those faltering and bankrupt entitlement schemes is certainly going to have some effect on their attitudes and political philosophy. I hope it makes them turn sharply to the right. But this survey indicates that they’re turning sharply to the left.