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Just 9% Agree U.S. Has World’s Best Tax System

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Only nine percent (9%) of American Adults think the United States has the best tax system in the world, down from 12% last year

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% do not think America has the best tax system, up from 54% in the previous survey. Another 30% remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Among those who have already filed their taxes this year, 69% say the United States does not have the world's best tax system. It's important to note that the question did not describe the tax system in any way.

These sentiments may not be too surprising considering a sizable number of Americans continue to question the fairness of what they have to pay compared to their fellow taxpayers. 

More than 60% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Americans are overtaxed

Majorities of virtually all demographic groups agree the United States does not have the best tax system in the world. Americans who make $100,000 annually or more are the income group most likely to believe the tax system is not the best.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted February 19-20, 2011 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.


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