A new poll conducted by Ipsos Affairs shows that Canadian attitudes are tepid when it comes to the idea of a basic income with 44 per cent of respondents saying they agree with a GBI. Thirty-one per cent disagreed with the idea and 24 per cent were neutral.

The survey of nearly 10,000 people from 12 countries showed that respondents from Poland, Germany, Mexico and Italy were most likely to agree with the idea of government providing unconditional money to supplement incomes.