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Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

By Focus Staff

This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should welfare recipients be required to submit to drug testing upon request by the government?”

Almost 80% of likely voters said yes, welfare recipients should submit to drug testing upon request by the government.  Just over 20% of respondents were opposed to the idea.

Every district in Knoxville and Knox County supported the notion; the greatest number of people dissenting came in the First District where almost 44% of respondents were opposed to drug testing for welfare recipients.

The district most strongly favoring the idea was the Ninth, which is South Knoxville, where more than 90% supported the idea.

Women and men supported the notion almost equally.

Click here to view full survey results.

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