The Finnish basic income experiment (2017–2018) has attracted exceptionally broad public interest in Finland and elsewhere. Basic income advocates and opponents have attached hopes and fears to the experiment. In this study, we investigated whether the experiment has increased the political feasibility of the BI in Finland. To assess this phenomenon, we employed a political feasibility typology provided by de Wispelaere and Noguera (2012). This typology identifies four factors: strategic, institutional, psychological and behavioral feasibility. Our answer to the questions were more or less negative. The experiment was too politically defined and too narrow in scope.