EU Basic Income Survey 2016

  • A majority of Europeans (58%) reported to have at least some familiarity with the concept of basic income
  • 64% of Europeans said they would vote in favour of basic income
  • Europeans who said they were aware of basic income were also more likely to report that they would vote for it
  • The biggest hopes associated with introducing basic income: less financial anxiety and more equality of opportunity
  • The biggest fears associated with introducing basic income: people would stop working and foreigners would come to their country to take advantage
  • Only 4% of Europeans reported that the most likely effect of basic income on their work choices would be to stop working

Survey Results from April 2016 [PDF]