64% Favor Social Security Taxes On All or Most of Earnings
Most voters favor raising the level of taxable income to keep Social Security solvent.
Currently, Americans pay Social Security taxes only on the first $113,700 earned each year, but 64% of Likely U.S. Voters think taxes should be paid on all or most of what a person earns annually. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 7-8, 2013 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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