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Should 18-21 year olds take on unpaid community work in order to claim benefits?

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Young Benefit Claimants Poll Results for Facebook voters


98,385 votes



33,976 votes


Distribution of answers submitted by Facebook voters.

4 Yes answers
1 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 30, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorised into yes/no stances.

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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Learn more about Young Benefit Claimants

During the March 26, 2015 debate David Cameron proposed a series of welfare cuts that included preventing young people from going directly on to housing and unemployment benefit directly after school. The plan would require all 18 to 21-year-olds who claim unemployment to do 30 hours of community service per week work experience while searching for a job. Proponents argue that too many young people are receiving government benefits after school. Opponents argue that cutting benefits will punish young people who need time to look for a job right out of school.  See recent Young Benefit Claimants news

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