2021 Indiana Workforce and Welfare Poll

Publication date: December 22, 2021
Written by: Stefani Buhajla

The Center for Excellence in Polling recently conducted a survey of likely Indiana voters on workforce and welfare issues.

The results point to widespread support of measures that would ensure program integrity and preserve the safety net for the truly needy in the state.


support requiring able-bodied adults without young children to work, train, or volunteer at least part-time as a condition of eligibility for food stamps. Interestingly, more Democrat voters (69%) than Republicans (67%) support this reform. 


of all likely Indiana voters—and remarkably, 70% of Democrats—say they support requiring food stamp recipients to report changes to their financial circumstances that would make them ineligible within 10 days of that change, while 67% of Republicans would support such a measure. 

Responses to this survey, especially from Democrat voters, indicate welfare program integrity measures such as eligibility cross-checks and work search verification also have great bipartisan potential across the state.