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Questions - Income Taxes - April 3-4, 2011

74% Say They Should Pay No More Than 20% of Their Income in Taxes
64% Say Americans Are Overtaxed, Political Class Disagrees
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 3-4, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

 

2* When thinking about all federal, state and local taxes, what does the average American pay in taxes as a percentage of their income…..10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% or more than 50%?

 

3* When thinking about all the services that are provided by federal, state and local governments, how much should the average American pay in taxes as a percentage of their income…..10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% or more than 50%?

 

4* Should any increase in federal taxes be approved by a vote of the American people?

 

5* Should any changes in Medicare or Social Security be approved by a vote of the American people?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence