approves of basic income
Popular among young, least wealthy
26th - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the
Forum Poll™ among 1225 Ontario voters, the plurality, 4-in-10, approve of an
Ontario basic income to replace social assistance and other provincial support
payments (41%). One third disapprove of the idea (33%) and as many as a quarter
have no opinion (26%).
Idea popular among young and less wealthy
The idea of a basic income receives its
strongest support from the youngest (52%), the least wealthy (often a proxy for
youth - 58%), in Eastern Ontario (46%), among Liberals especially (59%) as well
as New Democrats (46%), but not among PCs (21%).
“This appears to be an idea whose appeal is growing.
We have polled a similar question federally in 2012, and just one quarter
approved," said Forum Research President, Dr.
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