IEA Current Controversies No.81
Surveying attitudes of young people
towards capitalism and socialism
IEA Current Controversies papers are designed to promote discussion of
economic issues and the role of markets in solving economic and social
problems. As with all IEA publications, the views expressed are those of
the author and not those of the Institute (which has no corporate view),
its managing trustees, Academic Advisory Council, or other senior staff.
The author would like to thank Michael Hantman and Alex Crowley from
Forefront Market Research, who carried out the polling
About the author
Introduction: from ‘Generation Apathy’ to ‘Generation Left’
Why it matters
What do we know?
A review of recent attitude studies and surveys
Results from the IEA’s Forefront Market Research poll