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Questions - Income Taxes - March 30-31, 2012

Americans Are More Skeptical Than Ever About Fairness of Tax System
35% Still Haven’t Filed Their Taxes
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 30-31, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Have you filed your income taxes yet?

2* Will you file by April 15 or do you plan to get an extension?  [Answered only by 350 Adults who haven’t filed their income taxes yet]

  

3* This year, are your taxes being filed electronically or by mail? [Answered by all but those who were not sure whether they had filed their taxes – 950 adults]

4* Will you get a refund, owe money, or will you pretty much break even?  [Answered by all but those who were not sure whether they had filed their taxes – 950 adults]

 

5* Will you spend your refund or save it?  [Answered by 437 Adults who said they would get a refund]

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 do 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 do pay half as much in taxes, less than half as much in taxes, or more than half as much in taxes?

8* Have you ever been audited by the Internal Revenue Service?

 

9* Does the United States have the best tax system in the world?

 

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