Is it similar to minimum wage in that opinion is approximately split down party lines, seen in this 2006 survey: https://people.uwec.edu/jamelsem/fte/fte/efl/teacher_stuff/articles/economists_agree.pdf?

Why or why not?

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    $\begingroup$ Economists study things like "What will happen if we introduce food stamps?", not "Should we introduce food stamps?". "Should" depends on our goals and values. Your question is basically about percentage of economists that have pro-basic welfare values $\endgroup$ – user161005 Mar 15 '20 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ "split down party lines" What country are you talking about? $\endgroup$ – Giskard Mar 15 '20 at 5:22
  • $\begingroup$ That study is for the USA, so that is what I was referring to. $\endgroup$ – Philip Meyer Mar 15 '20 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ Is anything in the USA not split down party lines? $\endgroup$ – user253751 Mar 16 '20 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ @user253751 gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2009/02/… $\endgroup$ – Philip Meyer Mar 16 '20 at 23:59

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