New working paper polls guaranteed income support

JFI Senior Fellow Leah Hamilton has released a working paper on the impact of varying amounts and frequencies on support for guaranteed income proposals. The survey of 837 American Amazon mTurk workers randomly assigned four different hypothetical guaranteed income proposals to assess respondents’ relative support for the policy proposal provided differing parameters. While the results are not conclusive on the question, “Does Frequency or Amount Matter?", the survey provides an early look at a key question for advocates of guaranteed income policy.

Leah Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Appalachian State University and the Principal Investigator of the HudsonUp basic income pilot in Hudson, New York. The paper is co-authored by Mathieu Despard, Stephen Roll, Dylan Bellisle, Christian A. Hall, and Allison Wright.

Read the full working paper here.