Responding to the poll, Marion Smith, the executive director of the organization, said, "An emerging generation of Americans has little understanding of the collectivist system and its dark history."
"Even during President Obama's visit to Vietnam, six more peaceful activist were arrested, and dozens more prevented from leaving their homes," said Marion Smith, the group's executive director. "It was right for President Obama to acknowledge this directly in his remarks to Vietnam's communist leaders. The Communist Party lacks democratic legitimacy and commits serious and enduring violations of its people's human rights and dignity. These are facts that American leaders must keep before them as they continue to engage with the Vietnamese regime."