Taxes: Most Americans Say They Pay More Than Their Fair Share
At a time when President Biden is reported to be planning a major tax increase, a majority of Americans say they’re already paying more than their fair share of taxes.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults believe they are paying more than their fair share of taxes. That’s down from a previous high of 59% last year, which was the highest level of unhappiness in regular surveying since 2008.
Just 27% disagree and don’t believe they pay more than their fair share. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 16-17, 2021 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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