Study: French, Germans value ‘social justice’ over freedom

Study: French, Germans value ‘social justice’ over freedom
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[Ed. – And there you have it.  Giving up a measurable concept that can be administered to a standard — freedom — for a made-up concept that has no actual meaning and can be neither achieved nor administered.  Call it the collapse of the Western mind.  Just another verse.]

“Social justice” is significantly more important to Germans than individual freedom, according to a new study by Ipsos.

After polling nearly 21,000 people across 28 countries, the global market and opinion research company found that just 38 per cent of Germans prioritised so-called social justice over individual freedom.

Only in China (37 per cent) and France (36 per cent) did fewer people agree with the statement “individual freedom is more important than social justice” when responding to the survey, which Ipsos carried out to mark the 200th birthday of the Communist Manifesto author Karl Marx on May 5.

“Our data shows that there is a great yearning for more social justice in Germany,” said Robert Grimm, the pollster’s director of political and social research.

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