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.
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