Support grows for government-run health care, universal basic income

Support grows for government-run health care, universal basic income

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As the coronavirus opens the door for greater government control of our lives, voter support for a taxpayer-funded income for all and government-controlled health care are on the rise. Democrats are far bigger fans than others, though.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of all Likely U.S. Voters now favor having the federal government provide every single American with a basic income. Slightly more (43%) are opposed to a so-called “universal basic income,” while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The last time Rasmussen Reports asked this question – in August 2011, just 11% favored a basic income grant for all; 82% were opposed.

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Forty-five percent (45%) of voters now favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. Forty-one percent (41%) are opposed. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.

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