National Survey of
1,000 American Adults
Conducted August 5-6, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Are you personally overtaxed?
2* Does the federal government play too big a role or too small a role in the lives of average Americans? Or is the level of government involvement about right?
3* How effective have higher taxes on cigarettes been in reducing smoking – very effective, somewhat effective, not very effective or not at all effective?
4* How effective have higher taxes on alcohol been in reducing excessive drinking?
5* A proposal now before Congress would add a one-cent-per-teaspoon tax on sugar to discourage sugar use and help fund programs to fight obesity and diabetes. Do you favor or oppose a sugar tax like this?
6* A proposal has been made to tax people based on how many miles they drive to raise additional funds for highway maintenance. Do you favor or oppose a mileage tax?
7* Should the country legalize and tax marijuana?
8* How confident are you that money raised from new taxes would go to the programs they were created to fund – very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident or not at all confident?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence