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71% Think Americans Try to Be Honest When Filing Taxes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Most Americans believe the everyday taxpayer is being honest when filing his or her annual income taxes, and few are themselves concerned about being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults believe most of their fellow countrymen try to be honest when filing their taxes. Thirteen percent (13%) are more cynical and believe most Americans are trying to hide something when filing. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 21-22, 2014 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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