Less than half of Americans (47%) say they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who is a socialist — the same percentage Gallup found in 2015. A socialist candidate is the only one among a dozen hypothetical candidates about whom a minority of Americans say they are willing to give their vote.

Americans’ Willingness to Vote for Presidential Candidates From Certain Groups

Between now and the 2016/2020 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates — their education, age, religion, race and so on. If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be _____, would you vote for that person? % Yes, would vote for

2015 2019 Change % % (pct. pts.) Black 92 96 +4 Catholic 93 95 +2 Hispanic 91 95 +4 A woman 92 94 +2 Jewish 91 93 +2 An evangelical Christian 73 80 +7 Gay or lesbian 74 76 +2 Under the age of 40 — 71 — Muslim 60 66 +6 Over the age of 70 — 63 — An atheist 58 60 +2 A socialist 47 47 0 Gallup