• 2016-04-27_Basic Income Presentation_Press_Seite_01A 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]


Press review:

Spiegel: Umfrage: 64 Prozent der EU-Bürger würden für Grundeinkommen stimmen (21.05.2016)

FAZ: Umfrage Zwei Drittel der Europäer für Grundeinkommen (21.05.2016)

Watson: 64 Prozent dafür! Dürften EU-Bürger über das BGE abstimmen, würde es wohl eingeführt (21.05.2016)

Huffington Post: 64 Prozent der EU-Bürger wollen das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen (21.05.2016)

derStandard.at: Viele EU-Bürger würden Grundeinkommen zustimmen (22.05.2016)

Independent: Two thirds of the British public support a universal basic income, poll finds (23.05.2016)