Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Seventeen states nationwide will temporarily suspend some sales taxes to boost back-to-school shopping this year, but Americans seem less interested in taking advantage of sales tax holidays compared to past years.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults say they are more likely to buy things during a sales tax holiday. That’s down from 54% two years ago and is the lowest finding in tracking since 2010. Fourteen percent (14%) say they are less likely to make purchases during a sales tax holiday, while 38% say it has no impact on their buying decisions. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 11 and 14, 2016 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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