Support for the traditional definition of socialism is comparatively weak.
Among Britons aged 18 to 34, support for socialism increases to 53 per cent.
Only 39 per cent of Australians support a broad-based increase in personal income taxes.
Only 32 per cent of Americans define socialism as government taking control of companies and industries.
Support for socialism drops from 50 per cent among Canadians 18-24 years old to 38 per cent among Canadians over 55.
Perspectives on Capitalism and Socialism: Polling Results from Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom
Special interests increasingly use government to lessen competition and secure favours at taxpayer expense.