Public Support

United States


Harris and Hill - 2020

This survey was conducted online within the United States from July 3-4, 2020 among 933 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.

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Gallup - 2020

The Back to Work study is based on a nationally representative web-based survey of 1,993 Gallup Panel™ members conducted Oct. 21 to Nov. 5, 2020. This poll from Gallup Incorporated and the Carnegie Corporation of New York demonstrates strong support across partisan lines. Follow up questions provide specifics about respondents’ understandings of the job guarantee’s effect.

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Kinder - 2022

The Kinder Houston Area Survey “At the Forefront of a Changing America” from Rice University with a sample size of 3,205 Harris County residents provides up to date and longitudinal data on support for a federal job guarantee (seen in figure 15 on page 21). This survey shows growing support for a job guarantee in the United States both before and after the COVID pandemic.

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United Kingdom


YouGov - 2020

This poll conducted by YouGov and Neon in Great Britain on April 16-17 of 2020 asked about support for a job guarantee in light of a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. It surveyed 2,015 people, finding majority support for the JG in all categories of gender, age, region, and political affiliation.

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Polish Economic Institute - 2021

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Center for Economic Policy Research - 2020

This survey was conducted by researchers at the London School of Economics in India to analyze the support for the job guarantee in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It specifically surveyed a random sample of 5,500 individuals from low-income urban wards in India who do not have access to the MGNREGA program between May 14th and July 8th 2020. It found that the pandemic had increased demand for a job guarantee and that the majority of respondents wanted a job guarantee regardless of their age, sex, education level, or formality of their work.

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Opinionway and Institut Rousseau - 2021

This survey from Opinionway and Institut Rousseau with a sample size of 1,011 asked whether respondents would support a job guarantee in the ecological sector with data by gender, age, region, and population density. It found majority support for the job guarantee across all the tested demographic groups.

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YouGov - 2019

This poll published in “A Robot Took my Job” as was conducted by YouGov in 2019 between October 3rd and 7th. The representative survey collected responses from 1,075 adults in Australia about a range of questions relating to advances in technology and policy responses to protect employment from those changes. The majority of respondents thought the job guarantee was a good idea and preferred a job guarantee compared to a universal basic income.

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Center for European Progressive Studies - 2023

This survey with 445 respondents tested Europeans’ perceptions of the job guarantee program. It found that there was majority support among its respondents in Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy. The survey also asked for opinions about the type of jobs respondents would want to see most out of a job guarantee and found strongest support for green and care jobs.

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