The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation recently released its annual report on U.S. attitudes towards socialism. Here are seven figures you should know from the survey:
1. The percentage of millenials who are unfamiliar with: Mao Zedong (42 percent), Che Guevara (40 percent), Vladimir Lenin (33 percent), Karl Marx (32 percent), Vladimir Putin (18 percent), Joseph Stalin (18 percent).
2. Among those familiar, at least a quarter have favorable impressions of Guevara (37 percent), Marx (34 percent), and Lenin (25 percent). Among those familiar, many have a favorable view of Zedong (18 percent) and Stalin (12 percent).
3. More than one in four Millenials (26 percent), believe that more people were killed under George W. Bush’s presidency than Stalin’s leadership. Only one in four recognize that more than 100 million people were killed by Communism.