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Questions - Tax Fairness - February 1-2, 2013

43% View Sales Tax As Fairest Kind of Tax
49% Think They Personally Pay More Than Their Fair Share in Taxes
49% Say Wealthy Americans Pay Less Than Fair Share in Taxes
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted February 1-2, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Do most wealthy Americans pay their fair share in taxes, more than their fair share or less than their fair share in taxes?

 

2* Do most poor Americans pay their fair share in taxes, more than their fair share or less than their fair share in taxes?

 

3* Do most middle-income Americans pay their fair share in taxes, more than their fair share or less than their fair share in taxes?

 

4* Currently, who pays a larger share of their income in taxes — wealthy Americans or middle-class Americans?

 

5* Compared to people who make more or less than you, do you pay more than your fair share of taxes?

 

6* Think about someone who makes twice as much as you do. When you add up all the taxes that are paid, does a person who earns twice as much as you pay twice as much in taxes, less than twice as much in taxes or more than twice as much in taxes?

 

7* What about someone who earns half as much as you do? Does a person who earns half as much as you pay half as much in taxes, less than half as much in taxes or more than half as much in taxes?

 

8* Which type of tax is the most fair - income tax, sales tax, payroll tax or property tax?

 

9* Which type of tax is the least fair - income tax, sales tax, payroll tax or property tax?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence