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Survey Finds 66 Percent of College Democrats Support Universal Basic Income

Survey Finds 66 Percent of College Democrats Support Universal Basic Income

“not as popular among Republican students”

Of course, universal basic income is a euphemism for wealth redistribution.

The University Network reports:

66% Of College Democrats Support A Universal Basic Income

Two-thirds of college Democrats support a universal basic income such as that proposed by presidential candidate Andrew Yang, which would give $1,000 a month to every American over the age of 18, according to a new College Pulse survey of 2,000 students.

A universal basic income is not as popular among Republican students, though, as only 18 percent responded that they’d back it.

Altogether, 53 percent of college students said they supported a universal basic income, according to the survey.

The survey also found that there were some stark racial divides on the idea, as only 47 percent of white students said they supported a universal basic income, compared to 62 percent of non-white students.

Of the students who rejected the idea, 34 percent said they oppose it because “people should work for their money,” 30 percent said it’s because the program “would cost too much,” and 8 percent said “people would be irresponsible with the money.”

“Students’ reasons for opposing a universal basic income also differ along political lines,” according to a College Pulse summary of its survey. “While half (51 percent) of Republicans who oppose the plan say people should work for their money, just 12 percent of Democrats agree. Democrats are more likely to say they oppose the plan because it would cost too much (35 percent).”


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If (IF) it was a replacement for all the other welfare-statist doles we’re taxed to pay for, it would at least mean significantly less beauracracy, which could save money in the long run.

Not that it’s a good idea by any stretch, but could be a less-bad one than the kit-and-boodle our taxes currently fund.

I had a version of “UBI” when I graduated from college. It was called “get a damned job, work your ass off, and pay your own way – like an adult”.

Well of course they do. It’s really tough finding a job when you have a PhD in lesbian dance theory…

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pete. | January 7, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Thank you for the lead-in; I was about to ask: of that 66%, h9ow many are taking useful courses of study? Like, say, accounting, some form of science, law, engineering, chemistry.

66% of college students have low expectations if themselves. They want to live in Mom’s basement free forever!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Sally MJ. | January 7, 2020 at 7:22 am

    In that case, real colleges, like Hillsdale, need to take only those students from homes built on slabs, or with crawl spaces. (I am trying to hone my faculty lounge logic skills.)