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  • Voters Don’t Mind Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes

    Americans are filing their taxes today, and most say they want to pay their fair share. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters describe their attitude toward paying taxes as wanting to pay their fair share. Twenty-nine percent (29%) want to pay as little as possible, while just two percent (2%) say they want to pay however much the government needs. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 13 and 16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 89% Plan To Meet April 18 Tax Deadline

    Once again, the overwhelming majority of Americans have filed their income taxes just in the nick of time.

    With the deadline for filing extended until tomorrow, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nine-out-of-10 American Adults expect to file on time, with 79% who have already filed their taxes and 10% who intend to do so by April 18. Six percent (6%) still plan to get an extension, while another six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 13 and 16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Many Still Question IRS’ Honesty

    Voters’ views of the Internal Revenue Service may be improving, but a plurality are still dubious of the tax-collecting agency’s ability to fairly enforce tax laws. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable impression of the IRS, but that includes only 10% with a Very Favorable one. Forty-nine percent (49%) view the federal agency unfavorable, with 20% who share a Very Unfavorable view of it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 11-12, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Consumer Confidence Falls From Record Highs

    Consumers may still be riding the wave of economic enthusiasm since Donald Trump was elected, but that confidence is starting to wane.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on April 3-4, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 41% of Homeowners See Home Value Rising

    Confidence in the housing market continues to grow among homeowners.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American homeowners now think the value of their home is likely to go up over the next year. That’s up just slightly from 39% in October just before the presidential election but is up five points from 36% a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 28-29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Faith in Economic Future Lessens

    Americans were quite optimistic about the economy following President Trump's inauguration. Two months later, their optimism seems to be waning.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults now expect the economy to be stronger a year from today, but that's down from 50% in January, the highest level of optimism in surveying since January 2009. Still, the new finding is higher than regular results since October 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 28-29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Taxpayers Still Feel Gypped Compared to Others

    Few Americans think those richer or poorer than they are pay as much as they do in taxes.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of American Adults believe someone who makes twice as much as they do pays twice as much in taxes. Forty-eight percent (48%) say that person pays less than half as much in taxes. Only 11% think they pay more than twice as much. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 26-27, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Squawk Less About Taxes

    They still have doubts, but Americans are more confident these days that they aren't being overtaxed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults still say, compared to people who make more or less than they do, they are paying more than their fair share of taxes. But that’s down from 55% a year ago and the lowest finding in surveying since April 2009. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 22-23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Think Fed, Big Banks Too Close for Comfort

    In response to the growing economy, the Federal Reserve Board is cautiously raising interest rates for the first time in years. Voters are slightly less wary of the economic power the Fed chairman has, but most still think the Fed is too cozy with big banking interests.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe big banks and other major financial institutions have too much insider influence over the actions of the Federal Reserve. This finding has changed little since we first asked it five years ago. Just 20% disagree, while 22% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 22-23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Slow Down on Paying Their Taxes

    Americans have put the brakes on doing their income taxes after getting off to a record start.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 47% of American Adults have already filed their income taxes. That’s up just six points from 41% a month ago which was the highest percentage of Americans who have filed before March in surveys since 2009.  Still, 37% of those who have yet to file say they plan to do so by the April 15 deadline. Nine percent (9%) now plan to seek an extension, up from five percent last month. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 22-23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.