Europeans who would vote for a basic income referendum today
But 24% of respondents were still against UBI, arguing that it would be impossible to finance, would make people lazier, and would be explored by foreigners.
Currently, the only UBI program in Europe is happening in Finland. In January, the country started giving €560 ($610) to 2,000 people.
The Finish government expects that with an unconditional basic income, jobless Fins would search more for work, because they wouldn’t fear losing unemployment benefits.
The program can also reduce the cost of running Finland’s welfare system.