One poll showed that young people register more support for “Socialism” than they do for the idea of a “government managed economy”.
The specific lack of information among young people here may be a bit unprecedented, but what has not changed is that Socialism\ Communism has always depended upon a vague understanding of the intended alternative within the mind of those targeted by the ideology. Sell them the negation of the problems of the status quo and nothing more. Who can reject that? But go any further, and one has to tackle the thorny question of precisely how one intends to make things better, and how proven one’s approach is.