Friday, June 22, 2007

Socialism Still a Viable Option: Poll


Is socialism still a viable political alternative for the major industrial nations?

(60%) 8088 votes

(40%) 5402 votes

Total votes: 13490

Globe & Mail readers recently agreed overwhelmingly that socialism is still a viable political alternative in advanced industrial nations. Unscientific? Yes, but still shocking given the current political climate.

1 comment:

Graeme Stewart said...

So unscientific as to be worthless, I'm afraid.

First of all, web polls are self-selection at their worst. While it may be slightly more representative than a poll at the Western Standard, I'm pretty this is wildly skewed.

Also, I have some serious doubts as to the sophistication of people's understanding of what 'socialism' actually means. As historically-laden 'isms' go, this one is a doozy. And since the poll doesn't provide any clarification, I'm sure the variation in what people thought they were supporting was vast.