British support for social benefits at highest level in 20 years – study | Advantages
Public support for more generous social benefits is at its highest in more than two decades, amid new evidence that societal views on social security and immigration are becoming significantly more liberal, according to the latest annual attitude barometer British social welfare organizations.
The findings, which come as pressure mounts on the government to retain the Covid-19 universal credit of £ 20 per week, indicate that the seemingly entrenched popular views on benefits – that they are addicting to the welfare and encourage ”- are melting.
More members of the public now agree with the claim: ‘benefits are too low and cause hardship’ than those who think benefit levels are too high and discourage work, according to the UK survey of workers. social attitudes, reversing a hardening of views on social security dating back to the late 1990s.