Survey: Brazilians divided over change of Family Grant to Brazil Aid program

About 43% of Brazilians consider the federal government's decision to end the Bolsa Família (Family Grant) program by replacing it with Auxílio Brasil (Brazil Aid) to be negative, while 41% see the change as positive, according to a Datafolha survey released Saturday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The survey was conducted between December 13 and 16, with 3,666 people in 191 municipalities. The error margin is 2 percentage points up or down, indicating a technical tie for the result.

The rest of respondents either don't know (9%) or think that the government did neither good nor bad in replacing the program (7%).

According to the survey, rejection of Auxílio Brasil is greater among PT (Workers' Party) supporters - the party that created Bolsa Família - and critics of the Jair Bolsonaro government (62% in both cases), voters of ex-president Lula . . .

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