Switzerland appears to have rejected by a wide margin a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the country.
Supporters said introducing a monthly income equivalent to about $3700 dollars per adult and $920 dollars per child under 18 would promote human dignity and public service.
Opponents, including the Swiss government, said it would cost too much and weaken the economy.
Final results showed the proposal winning just 23 percent of the vote, but the idea was gaining support in some other countries.
The wording on the initiative was vague, asking for a constitutional change to "guarantee the introduction of an unconditional basic income" but with no mention of amounts.
The idea was also under consideration elsewhere. In Finland, the government was considering a trial to give basic income to about 8000 people from low-income groups.
And the Dutch city of Utrecht was also developing a pilot project which would begin in January 2017.