New Poll Shows Strong Support for Georgia Work Credit and People-First Strategies

An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies—including the Georgia Work Credit, expanded access to education and additional mental health services—according to a Mason-Dixon statewide poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI).

The poll reveals widespread support for GBPI’s People-Powered Prosperity vision to build a stronger and more inclusive economy. The poll finds 62 percent of Georgians support enacting a Georgia Work Credit, with 21 percent undecided and 17 percent opposed. Almost nine in ten Georgians support evaluating and reviewing large corporate tax breaks to determine their effectiveness, which bodes well for policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit with a long record of success.

“We’re thrilled that the poll revealed widespread support for GBPI’s People-Powered Prosperity vision,” said Taifa Butler, GBPI’s executive director. “Georgians across the state endorse the pillars of our plan to build a stronger and more inclusive economy, focused on educated youth, skilled workers, thriving families and healthy communities.”

To voice your support for the Georgia Work Credit, contact your lawmakers today to tell them about this critical policy to support working families.

Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy is an independent research firm that conducts public policy and political polling research and has been polling Georgia voters for 20 years.

Below is the poll question on the Georgia Work Credit and and results. Browse the full poll results at

QUESTION:Most states support working families who earn low wages through a tax credit to help them make ends meet, encourage work and help families moving out of poverty. Georgia does not. Do you support or oppose a Georgia Work Credit?


This poll was commissioned by GBPI and conducted from July 9 through July 11, 2018.  It included 625 registered Georgia voters interviewed statewide by telephone. Respondents included proportionate numbers of Republicans, Democrats and independents; white and African-American voters. It covered a wide range of ages and regions.