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Questions - Income Taxes - March 13-14, 2011

20% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Reduce Deficit
64% Say Middle Class Americans Pay the Largest Share of Their Income in Taxes
45% Have Not Filed Income Taxes Yet
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 13-14, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Have you filed your income taxes yet?

2* [Answered only by those who haven’t filed their income taxes yet] Will you file by April 15 or do you plan to get an extension?


3* Will you get a refund, owe money, or will you pretty much break even?


4* Currently, who pays a larger share of their income in taxes—wealthy Americans or middle-class Americans?

5* If deductions for charitable contributions are reduced for wealthy Americans, how likely is it that wealthy Americans will give less money to charity?

6* In order to lower tax rates, should all tax deductions be eliminated for all Americans?

7* Would you favor or oppose a tax system where everyone pays the same percentage of their income in taxes?


8* Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to help reduce the federal budget deficit?


9* Which is worse, filling out your income tax paperwork or going to the dentist?


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