Austrians are clearly in favor of putting pressure on unwilling unemployed people

A current survey by research affairs shows that Austrians are in favor of sanctions for unemployment benefits and emergency assistance in the fight against unemployment

Especially now after the Corona crisis, one would like the economy to be stimulated again. Every single citizen can contribute something. There is no sympathy for unwilling unemployed.

Sabine Beinschab, study author

Vienna (OTS) - According to a current study by research affairs, 74% of Austrians are in favor of sanctions for unemployment benefits or emergency assistance in order to “motivate” the unemployed who do not accept reasonable jobs. ÖVP voters are most in favor of the Labor Minister's proposal (92%). But also among the SPÖ voters the approval rate is 52%. In addition, almost two thirds (65%) of the population indicate that additional earnings should be limited when they are unemployed. ÖVP voters (74%) tend to be even more in favor.

Study author Sabine Beinschab summarizes the results as follows: "Especially now after the Corona crisis, one would like the economy to be stimulated again. Every single citizen can contribute something. There is no sympathy for unwilling unemployed."

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