Tax Time: Americans Trust IRS Less, Fear Audits More
As next month’s income tax deadline nears, fewer Americans trust the Internal Revenue Service and more are worried about their taxes being audited.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults have a favorable impression of the IRS, including nine percent (9%) who have a Very Favorable view of the federal tax agency. That’s down from 2018, when 45% viewed the IRS favorably. Forty-four percent (44%) now view the IRS unfavorably, up from 42% four years ago. Another 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on March 17 and 20, 2022 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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