Voter support for universal basic income grows: poll
support for universal basic income grows: poll
for universal basic income (UBI) is on the rise, according to a new
Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday.
The nationwide survey found
that 49 percent of registered voters are in favor of a government-issued basic
living stipend, which marks a 6-point spike compared to a similar survey in
oppose the plan dipped from 57 percent to 51 percent.
Support for UBI remains
particularly popular among young people. Seventy-two percent of those between
the ages of 18 to 34 favor the idea.
But the proposal still
isn’t as highly favored among older generations of Americans — only 26 percent
of those 65 and older back a UBI program.
for UBI increased from 54 percent to 66 percent, as did support among independents
which ticked up to 48 percent.
Thirty percent of Republican
respondents, meanwhile, said they would support a UBI plan.
candidate Andrew Yang has
centered his outsider campaign on a version of universal basic income, which
pledges to give every American adult $1,000 a month.
The entrepreneur has touted
the plan as a way to tackle the rising threat of automation.
During his opening remarks at
the third Democratic debate, Yang debuted a pilot program for his universal
basic income plan, calling on Americans to enter a giveaway to become one of 10
families to receive $1,000 a month for a year.
Sanders told Hill.TV last
month that while there is “no question” that automation will
have a fundamental impact on Americans, he argued that “people want to
work," and to "be a productive member of society."
Yang fired back saying the
Vermont senator ignores several benefits of his UBI proposal, including its aim
“to create hundreds of thousands of local jobs,” and “to recognize and reward
the nurturing work being done in our homes and communities every day.”
The Hill-HarrisX survey was
conducted online among 1,001 registered voters between Sept. 20-21 with a
margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
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