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More Think Middle Class Is Shouldering The Tax Burden

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Americans feel more strongly than ever that the middle class pays a larger share of their income in taxes than the wealthy do and continue to overwhelmingly reject the notion that the United States has the world’s best tax system.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults believe middle-class Americans currently pay a larger share of their income in taxes than wealthy people do. Just 20% think wealthy Americans pay a larger share of their income in taxes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 23-24, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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