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55% Have Filed Their Taxes, 43% Expect Refund

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

With less than three weeks to go until tax day, over half of Americans have filed their income taxes, and nearly as many expect to get a refund.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 55% of American adults have already filed their income taxes. That's up just slightly from two weeks ago when 51% had already filed but nearly double the number from a month ago. Forty percent (40%) still have not filed. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

Adults are waiting longer to file their taxes this year than last. At this time a year ago, 62% had already filed their income taxes.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 27-28, 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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