A new report on Americans' attitudes toward socialism says that statements of Karl Marx have more support among millennial than what the Bible says about work and people's right to eat.
Asked if they agree with what Marx said, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need," 64 percent of millennial said, "yes," but only 53 percent said they agree with the statement in the Bible that "if any would not work, neither should he eat," according to a new poll by YouGov and the Washington, D.C.-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
In its first annual report, the foundation said the survey, conducted with 2,300 people, found that some millennials also believe that President George W. Bush killed more people than Joseph Stalin.
It is estimated that Stalin was responsible for deaths of 20 to 60 million people before and after World War II, but 32 percent of millennials still believe that more people were killed under Bush than Stalin.
Many millennials are, however, unfamiliar with Communist leaders, as 42 percent haven't heard of Zedong, 40 percent do not know anything about Guevara, 18 percent are unfamiliar with Stalin, 33 percent haven't hear of Lenin, and 18 percent do not know about Putin, the survey found.
Of those millennials familiar with Lenin, 25 percent have a favorable view of him, the study said.
While 80 percent of Baby Boomers and 91 percent of elderly Americans believe that Communism was and still is a problem in the world today, only about 55 percent of millennials believe so, the study added.