Americans are not big fans of universal basic income for families, but these two G-7 countries feel very differently

Meera Jagannathan
Americans are not big fans of universal basic income for families, but these two G-7 countries feel very differently

Most Americans do not favor the guaranteed-cash proposal touted by 2020 presidential contender Andrew Yang, but other countries see universal basic income differently. Some 77% of U.K. residents and 75% of Canadians back the idea of a universal basic income, or UBI, to help workers who lose their jobs due to artificial-intelligence advancements, according to surveys published by Gallup and Northeastern University.