2022 Georgia Issues Poll

Publication date: January 24, 2022
Written by: Stefani Buhajla

The Center for Excellence in Polling recently surveyed likely Georgia voters to gauge their opinions on important issues in the state.

An overwhelming majority of voters support measures that will protect the unemployment system from fraud and abuse. Three-quarters of all likely voters, including 67% of Democrats, support requiring individuals on unemployment to follow up on job referrals they receive from the state as a condition of continued eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Georgians support reforms to ensure only those who are truly eligible receive unemployment benefits.


…of all likely voters support requiring the state to verify, through an online database, whether individuals on unemployment are completing their legally required work searches.


…support requiring unemployment applications to be checked against existing data at least weekly to help ensure those who are receiving unemployment benefits are truly eligible for them.

Georgia voters also support reforms to welfare in the state. More than half of all likely voters support…


…requiring able-bodied, working-age adults without dependents to work, train, or volunteer at least 20 hours per week as a condition of eligibility for food stamps.


…requiring individuals to cooperate with the state’s attempt to collect child support.